Alpine Cider Gum Eucalyptus Tree
Alpine Cider Gum might be most famous for its foliage that is often used as cut material by florists, but this handsome species is also one of the most cold hardy Eucalypts that can be grown in our area. Juvenile foliage is perfoliate, light greyish blue and very fragrant. Trees can be coppiced near the base to retain this juvenile foliage as a multi-stemmed eucalyptus shrub or allowed to grow into a large, extremely fast growing 35′ tall tree. Handles snow and ice well and gains cold hardiness with age.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus archeri
Site and Soil: Alpine Cider Gum likes full sun and well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established and will need little to no supplemental watering during the summer season.
Rootstock Description: Self-rooted
Hardiness: Hardy to approx. 0º F.
Size at Maturity: 35 ft. in height by 15 ft. width
Bloom Time: Winter
Pests & Diseases: Eucalypts are not bothered by pests or diseases in our climate.
USDA Zone: 7