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Snow Gum Eucalyptus Paucifolia Niphophila Options Explained
100+cm : Around the 100-125cm height and in a 1-3 L pot and approximately 1-2 years old.
125+cm: Around the 125-150cm height and in a 3-7 L pot and approximately 2-3 years old.
150+cm : Around the 150-180cm height and in a 7-15 L pot and approximately 2-4 years old.
Not dissimilar in many respects to Cider Gum, the Snow Gum Eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus paucifolia subsp. niphophila) is one of the hardiest of all gum and is evergreen. It has scented foliage so if ever you forget to buy flowers for your loved one then this foliage could be a great substitute so long as you present them in complete darkness.
The Snow Gum is a fast-growing tree and is considered to have interesting foliage unless you have an extremely short attention span then it is just "alright". This is one of the reasons the RHS gave it their Award Of Garden Merit. Expect to see creamy white flowers in Summer that attract winged visitors. None of those from the Marvel comic franchise, the usual bees wasps etc.
If you are one of those people who finds it hard to emotionally bond with your tree and forget to water it then the Snow Gum will not hold it against you although you will likely get the silent treatment for a while. It will be fine in well drained, poorly drained and moist soils. It will not be fine in drained Wells.
A good choice for a medium-sized garden as this tree can reach a height of around 5m after 10 years with around a 3m spread. Could go on to grow more depending on local conditions.
Pruning can generally be forgotten about although if you want to promote some new growth, then you could do so.
Originating in the mountainous areas of south-east Australia, this is an elegant tree that has a quite rounded form. Its stem is quite white in appearance and it has lanceolate shaped leaves.
Planting Snow Gum Eucalyptus Eucalyptus Paucifolia Niphophila
Not a fussy tree and is tolerant of most soil conditions except for those may be found in micro window boxes and pretend soil in Wendy Houses. This means acidic, chalky, loamy or sandy soils are ok.
Best results are had from full sun and sheltered positions but tanning lamps in old air raid shelters are not recommended. Less shelter is required as it matures.
Tolerant down to minus 15 degrees centigrade which covers most of the UK although some frosty receptions from coming in late with a night out with the lads may be well below that.
Our snow gum is supplied at a height of 1.20-180cm in a 5-12L pot, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
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Hey there, As if by magic, it arrived on my doorstep about twenty minutes ago. I must say it looks lovely. Is this the right time to plant it fo you think. It’s quite shaded in my garden this time of year. I’m hoping that will be ok. Thanks again. Lauren 1220
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Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.