Omeo Gum Eucalyptus Tree
Certainly one of the easiest to grow eucalypts for cold climates, the Omeo Gum Eucalyptus is a widely adaptable and stunningly gorgeous eucalyptus. The rounded leaves look nearly tropical on the square stems when it is young and the purplish blue new growth has caused many a nursery employee and customer to stop and stare in amazed wonderment for more than just a fleeting moment! Omeo Gum is unique for its ability to grow in baking hot dry deserts as well as the humid and wet east coast, and often withstanding waterlogged soils and even a bit of shade. Very unique attributes for a Eucalyptus! It’s as gorgeous in its mature form as it is in youth and deserving to be much more widely planted anywhere temperatures don’t dip below 0ºF.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus neglecta
Site and Soil: Omeo 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: Omeo Gum is hardy to approx. 0º F.
Size at Maturity: 30 ft. in height by 15 ft. width
Bloom Time: Winter
Pests & Diseases: Eucalypts are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7