Silver Gum, Buxton Gum
Eucalyptus crenulata

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucalyptus (yoo-kuh-LIP-tus) (Info)
Species: crenulata (kren-yoo-LAY-ta) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 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:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Irmo, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 27, 2006, Treeguy from Charleston, SC wrote:

I am growing this Eucalypt in Columbia, SC(zone 8a) and it has survived the cold even in 1 Gal. pots.This is absolutely a beautiful plant. The triangular shaped leaves have a white glaucous back to them. This beautiful Eucalyptus has withstood 15F without any damage whatsoever. I would say that the hardiness rating should be around zone 7b to 8a