Baby Blue Silver Leaved Mountain Gum
The Baby Blue Silver Leaved Mountain Gum is a small growing eucalyptus that is often grown as a tall spreading shrub and cut back frequently to maintain abundant shoots of its prized juvenile foliage. The foliage of Baby Blue specifically is one of the most prized in the cut floral industry. Likely the least hardy of any of our cold hardy Eucalyptus it should be grown as a pollarded or coppiced shrub in climates colder than Zone 9.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus pulverulenta
Site and Soil: Eucalypts like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established and will need little to no supplemental watering during the summer season.
Hardiness: Baby Blue is hardy to approx. 10º F.
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Winter
Pests & Diseases: Eucalypts are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 8b-10
Sunset Western Zone: 5, 6, 8-24; H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed