Mountain White Gum Eucalyptus Tree
One of the most beautiful and one of the largest of any eucalyptus that we grow. In Portland Mountain White Gum specimens up to 60′ tall with a large spread can be found around town. Grows rapidly in youth, up to 6 feet a year and eventually develops its gorgeous powdery white bark as it matures. Foliage is sickle shaped, deep glossy green and incredibly fragrant when crushed or blowing in the summer breeze.
Watering when young produces rapid growth, though drying the plant off towards the end of summer helps it to go dormant and harden off any tender new growth for winter. Once established it is very drought tolerant and requires no water. Plant in a location where it has room to spread and in full, all day sun.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus dalrympleana
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.
Hardiness: Mountain White Gum is hardy to approx. 5º F.
Size at Maturity: 60 ft. in height by 35-40 ft. width
Bloom Time: Winter
Pests & Diseases: Eucalypts are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7b