Cultivation Notes

Snow Gum

Scientific Name: EUCALYPTUS pauciflora

Common Name: Snow Gum

Alternative Common Name: White Sallee, Ghost Gum, Cabbage Gum, Weeping Gum

Family: Myrtaceae

Height: Up to 15m (50′)

Width: Up to 6m (20′)

Description: Medium-sized slow-growing spreading tree with beautiful, twisted branches and usually has a somewhat crooked or twisted trunk and many branches with a distinctive mix of beautiful smooth green, grey and cream bark, giving it an interesting and attractive appearance.

Flowers: Bird attracting white flowers appear profusely from October to January.

Soil: Is able to grow in diverse areas from shallow rocky soils in very exposed dry areas to wet snowy areas on high ridge tops.

Aspects:

Habitat: Found primarily in the Snowy Mountains, along the tablelands in southern New South Wales through Victoria to Tasmania. It can be found in Canberra along the original grassy plains.

Growing:

Landscape: In open gardens. Needs space. Can be used for windbreaks and shade.

Cultivation: One of the few eucalypts you can transplant as large specimens easily because of its fibrous root system.

Seed Starter Required: Helpful.