Bendemeer White Gum Eucalyptus Tree
A beautiful white barked eucalyptus, and unlike the pauciflora subspecies, the Bendemeer White Gum actually forms a lignotuber, that woody swelling of the root crown that stores carbohydrates and many buds in case disaster strikes the upper portions of the tree (fire, cold, crazed lawnmowers, etc.). This is especially helpful for those of us growing eucalyptus in climates where severe winter frost can knock back the more tender species to the roots every decade or so. Grows to a moderate size at a steady clip.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus mannifera ssp. elliptica
Site and Soil: 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, possibly larger with great age
Bloom Time: Winter
Pests & Diseases: Eucalypts are not bothered by pests or diseases in our climate.
USDA Zone: 7