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PlantFiles: Silver-leaved Mountain Gum
Eucalyptus pulverulenta

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucalyptus (yoo-kuh-LIP-tus) (Info)
Species: pulverulenta (pul-ver-oo-LEN-tuh) (Info)

5 members have or want this plant for trade.


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Dedda On Aug 24, 2008, Dedda from Petersburg, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Not supposedly hardy to my area,( zone 7b) survived two very cold winters...and grew to about 30 feet so far.
Have it next to the house, did not expect it to get huge like that.( two feet from house.....)
Read somewhere 1 year old eucalyptus do not survive hardship of any kind-wait until second year before setting out. Kept this as a small (@ 16 inches ) plant for three years before we bought this house.The first year in the ground it did not do much, then between years 2-4 it grew up.


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

Casa Grande, Arizona
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Natchez, Mississippi
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Gearhart, Oregon
Petersburg, Virginia

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