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EEucalyptus pauciflora ssp niphophila - Alpine Snow Gum

E. pauciflora is notable in as it's reported to be one of the most cold hardy species of all Eucalypts. It is a popular ornamental species and rightly so. They tend to take a couple of years or so to establish i.e. growing slowly, before they grow faster. They also need good drainage as these are normally accustomed to rocky alpine conditions.

E. niphophlia differs from other subspecies of pauciflora in that it has more delicate buds and smaller leaves, and an smaller ultimate height.

Mature Height: 7m
Rate of Growth: Slow 0.5-1m per year
Hardiness: *** -15°C +
Soil: Dry Tolerant, Lime Tolerant
Position: Wind Tolerant, Salt Tolerant
Growth Habit: Single or multi-stemmed. Spreading growth habit with open crown.
Leaves: Large oval bluish to glaucous juvenile leaves and glossy olive green adult leaves.
Bark: The bark is smooth and shiny white, cream, green and grey which sheds in ribbons from the stems and branches.
Special Interest: Ornamental Specimen, Can be grown in a pot, Very Hardy

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