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Eucalyptus perriniana (Spinning Gum)

Spinning Gum, Silver Dollar Gum, Round-Leafed Gum


Fast-growing, Eucalyptus perriniana (Spinning Gum) is a small evergreen tree or large shrub of open, spreading habit adorned with smooth bark, flaking in ribbons, off-white, gray or green. Rich of a sweet, menthol-like fragrance, the aromatic foliage is rounded bluish-green when juvenile, lance-shaped, pendulous, silver-green when adult. In summer, abundant clusters of 3 creamy-white flowers are borne amongst the foliage. This Eucalyptus makes a lovely specimen tree. Prized by florists, the stems with juvenile leaves are frequently used in flower arrangements.

  • Grows up to 20-30 ft. tall (6-9 m) and 15-20 ft. wide (4-6 m).
  • Performs best in full sun in average to moderately fertile, slightly acidic soil that does not dry out. Protect from cold, drying winds. Tolerates light shade and poor soils.
  • Easy to grow, easy to care for.
  • Watch for eucalyptus sucker, silver leaf and oedema.
  • Propagate by seed in spring or summer.
  • Native to southeastern 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 Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Eucalyptus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Australia
Tolerance Clay Soil, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, 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 Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Eucalyptus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Australia
Tolerance Clay Soil, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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