Spinning Wheel Gum Eucalyptus Tree
The Spinning Wheel Gum Eucalyptus Tree is one of the most gorgeous cold hardy eucalyptus that can be grown in our climate. The foliage is strikingly blue and its spinning wheel name comes from the rounded juvenile foliage. As it matures the foliage morphs to become long pendulous leaves, but if the rounded leaf form is desired then it can be coppiced and maintained as a spinning wheel shrub! Grows to about 18′ tall with a spreading crown and is very fast growing when young. Hardy to about 5ºF., but will resprout from the roots if the top is killed by frost.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus perriniana
Site and Soil: Eucalypts like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established and will need little to no supplemental watering during the summer season.
Hardiness: Spinning Wheel Gum is hardy to approx. 5º F.
Size at Maturity: 18-25 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Winter
Pests & Diseases: Eucalypts are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 5, 6, 8-24; H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed