Plant name: Snow gum
Plant type: advanced / deciduous trees
Origin: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, QLD.
Cultural notes: Requires well drained soils in a sunny position. In cold areas the bark develops patches of orange, red, yellow and olive green.
Tolerates: Drought, frost and snow tolerant.
Flowering season: Spring and Summer.
Flower colour: White flowers occur in clusters, from club-shaped buds. Fruit are cup-shaped.
Foliage colour: The adult foliage is thick and leathery, blue-grey to olive-green, lanceolate to 16cm in length. Juvenile foliage is weeping and ovate.
Width: up to 20m
Height: up to 30m
Plant spacing: 500cm apart
Recommended uses: A beautiful tree for gardens or as a street tree. Bee attractant.
Description: A small to medium sized tree growing to 30m in lowland areas. The alpine variety, E.p. niphophila, only reaches 15m. Bark is smooth and mottled, white, grey or yellowish in colour. White flowers in spring and summer.