Tasmanian Alpine Yellow Gum

Eucalyptus subcrenulata

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



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer


Grown for foliage




Other details:

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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


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

Portland, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 25, 2013, Zooshurik from Moscow
Russia wrote:

It seems an excellent Eucalyptus for indoor in cold countries.


On Jan 10, 2010, TheAmericanGardener from Portland, OR wrote:

Attractive and fragrant tree. It has taken winter damage two years straight for me but we had two very cold winters (lows in teens and highs in 20s for at least a week). My location also receives strong east wind during such freezes which doesn't help. I have a E. pauciflora (snow gum) right next to it that has never taken damage and handles wind better.


On Mar 6, 2005, stevenova from Newcastle
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

This species along with Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider Gum) are proving to be among several very hardy species for colder regions.
As with many groups and particularly individual species of plant that occour over large geographical areas, those from the coldest parts of their natural range (usually high altitude) should be selected if possible as they will naturally prove to be the hardiest of their type.
The Alpine Yellow Gum is interesting as it forms a cline (superspecies) with two others, namely E. johnstonii from lower elevations and E. vernicosa from higher elevations. E. subcrenulata sits somewhere between and forms a moderate to fairly large tree ultimately, whereas E. johnstonii is larger and more vigorous while E. vernicosa is a remarkable dwarf leathery leaved shrub and ... read more