Sidney Blue Gum
Koalas love the leaves of this fast growing evergreen eucalyptus from Australia. This tree is characterized by smooth gray bark and long, slender arrow shaped leaves. Small balls of white flowers bloom in clusters of 7 or 11 December -March. Grows as a tall straight tree with a single trunk making it a unique opportunity for bonsai culture. Tolerant of heat, high humidity and wind. A really nice ornamental! This tree makes a most interesting deck plant and also grows well as a container plant for the home or greenhouse in addition to being a specimen plant. Cannot tolerate heavy frosts, but can survive mild frost– bring indoors for winter if in a freeze zone.
This plant makes a most interesting deck plant and grows well as a container plant in addition to being a specimen plant. Treat as a tropical that cannot tolerate frost.
1. Native to Australia
2. Hardy outdoors in Zones 9+
3. The tree has been known to grow over 200 feet tall
4. Trees can live up to 200 years
5. The leaves are coated with a blue resin giving it the common name of “blue gum”
6. The tree was named in 1797
7.Trees begin to flower at a young age of 3