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 to the humid and wet southeast, 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