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Eucalyptus dalrympleana (Mountain Gum)

Mountain Gum, Broad-Leaved Kindling Bark, Broad-Leaved Ribbon Gum


Fast-growing and stately, Eucalyptus dalrympleana (Mountain Gum) is a large evergreen tree of upright, columnar habit adorned with a straight, smooth, creamy white trunk. Rich of a fresh Eucalyptus scent with hints of cinnamon, the aromatic foliage is ovate, copper-tinged when young, becoming blue-green when juvenile, changing to long, curved, drooping, blue-green when adult. In summer, clusters of white flowers are borne amongst the foliage. Long-lived, this Eucalyptus requires ample growing space and makes a lovely specimen tree.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 50-70 ft. tall (15-21 m) and 15-25 ft. wide (4-8 m).
  • Performs best in full sun or light shade in average to moderately fertile, slightly acidic, dry to medium soil. Tolerates alkaline soils.
  • Easy to grow, easy to care for.
  • Watch for eucalyptus sucker, silver leaf and oedema.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Native to Australia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 10
Climate Zones 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Eucalyptus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 50' – 70' (15m – 21m)
Spread 15' – 25' (4.5m – 7.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 10
Climate Zones 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Eucalyptus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 50' – 70' (15m – 21m)
Spread 15' – 25' (4.5m – 7.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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