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Eucalyptus polyanthemos

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucalyptus (yoo-kuh-LIP-tus) (Info)
Species: polyanthemos (pol-ly-AN-them-os) (Info)

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral vmvgbui On Oct 18, 2011, vmvgbui from Houston, TX wrote:

I am a Houston, Texas gardener who is seeking seedlings of eucalyptus polyanthemos. Can anyone provide them or refer me to a provider? Thank you.

Positive StarGazey26 On Jul 23, 2005, StarGazey26 from (Zone 10a) wrote:

I also love this plant, it is very showy, and when u crush the leaves, very very aromatic.. Nice thick branched tree, fairly fast growing. When you go to buy one, make sure the leaves are round and silver, some have not so round leaves and not much silver. Just the way they grow, so be picky when buying this tree! Not really messy, just right!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Peoria, Arizona
Knights Landing, California
Lompoc, California
Oak View, California
Oakland, California
Kissimmee, Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada (2 reports)

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