Manna Gum, Ribbon Gum
Eucalyptus viminalis

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucalyptus (yoo-kuh-LIP-tus) (Info)
Species: viminalis (vim-in-AY-liss) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Hayward, California

San Diego, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 28, 2011, Mulattokid from London
United Kingdom wrote:

This plant is much hardier than suggested.

They grow here in the UK at Kew botanical Gardens where they would have experienced maybe -6c on rare(er) occasions, but they also grow in the north and Scotland where they may have experienced - 15c or less!

They are a huge tree in spread and height and have the most fantastic great long leaves that are like ribbons reaching up to 16 inches in length. The branches hang down under the weight giving a weeping habit that move gently in the breeze. It is pleasant to be under them on hot days and a light aroma is produced.

They are tropical looking and astounding!

They are best in open places where they can be appreciated and allowed to grow unchecked. They are also very messy litterw... read more