Tasmanian Blue Gum
This is the best-known variety of eucalyptus and is also one of the largest trees in the world. Long evergreen leaves are accented by small white clusters of flower balls. Thrives in almost any gardening condition but cannot tolerate freezes lower than 27 F. Grown for its ornamental appeal and for commercial purposes for the oil it produces.
This plant makes a most interesting deck plant and grows well as a container plant for the home or greenhouse, in addition to being a specimen plant. Treat as a tropical that cannot tolerate frost.
1. Native to Australiaand Tasmania
2. Hardy outdoors in Zones 9+
3. If grown as a standard, the tree can reach remarkable heights of 180 feet
4. The leaves are coated with a blue resin giving it the common name of “blue gum”