Little Leaf Gum Eucalyptus Tree
Little Leaf Gum Eucalyptus has proven itself an incredibly resilient and hardy eucalyptus for our climate. The species is extremely endangered in its native SE Australian mountains which is all the more reason for us to grow it here and preserve this incredible and versatile little tree. Trees can be single or multi-trunked with bluish-green leaves and gorgeous purple new growth. The texture on mature trees is similar to an olive tree but at twice the growth rate! Casts very light shade and prefers full all day sun.
Established Little Leaf Gum specimens can be seen throughout the Northwest. A couple trees along Interstate 5 by the Woodburn Factory Outlets have withstood every winter storm and crazed lawnmower that’s been thrown its way for over 40 years! And for a more easily approachable specimen you can visit the Oregon Garden in Silverton and check out One Green World’s display garden while you’re there!
Latin Name: Eucalyptus parvula
Site and Soil: Little Leaf 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: Little Leaf Gum is hardy to approx. 0º F.
Size at Maturity: 22 ft. in height by 15 ft. width
Bloom Time: Winter
Pests & Diseases: Eucalypts are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7