Buxton Silver Gum Eucalyptus Tree
A rarely seen eucalyptus species, even in its native Australia where it is listed as an endangered species, Buxton Silver Gum is as of yet untested in our climate, but should be hardy to at least 15-20º F. In the wild it grows in river valleys and often swampy habitats so should have a good bit of tolerance for wetter soils. Produces beautiful silver foliage and could be a unique new eucalyptus texture to add to floral arrangements.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus crenulata
Site and Soil: Full sun and various soils. Seems somewhat drought tolerant due to its extensive spreading root system, but given its habitat in river valleys a bit of supplemental moisture in dry climates would be helpful.
Hardiness: Likely hardy to at least 15-20º F.
Size at Maturity: Variable but likely 20-30 ft. in height by 15 ft. width, possibly larger with great age
Bloom Time: Winter
Pests & Diseases: Eucalyptus are not bothered by pests or diseases in our climate.
USDA Zone: 8b-10