Wolgan Snow Gum

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Wolgan Snow Gum

Post by Rod » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:18 am

Hi there - Here is a good Small growing 4-6m tall, and very hardy: Supposedly down to -15°c Eucalypt for the UK.
I bought 4x seedlings today.
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Re: Wolgan Snow Gum

Post by Tom2006 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:36 am

sound good, any pictures of adult trees?
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Re: Wolgan Snow Gum

Post by Troppoz » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:45 am

Eucalyptus gregsoniana, previously known as E. pauciflora ssp. nana, comes from the alpine regions of NSW and Canberra and would have the same hardiness as the usual form of the snow gum. It also shares the same multitrunked mallee habit of pauciflora as well as the attractive bark.

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Re: Wolgan Snow Gum

Post by greendragon » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:01 am

Sorry if you think that the max size is 6m. There is no such thing as a small eucalyptus tree it will get to 60 FEET which is about 20 meters. I have seen Pauciflora Snow gums growing in London which are 60 feet+, yet they are sold as being maximum 25ft.
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The only place where that will stop at 6metres is up a mountainside with really poor soil conditions(the natural habitat of all snow gums). When the snow gums are brought into good conditions they grow huge like all other eucalyptus. Troppoz the one in the picture you posted will probably triple in size before it's done growing.


Here is a picture I found from the thornhayes nursery website, maybe it is smaller than pauciflora but I wouldn't be suprised if this one keeps on growing.

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Re: Wolgan Snow Gum

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:44 am

A nice tree, but would be inclined to agree about the space needed to grow such a plant.
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Re: Wolgan Snow Gum

Post by Troppoz » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:56 pm

greendragon wrote:Sorry if you think that the max size is 6m. There is no such thing as a small eucalyptus tree it will get to 60 FEET which is about 20 meters. I have seen Pauciflora Snow gums growing in London which are 60 feet+, yet they are sold as being maximum 25ft.
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The only place where that will stop at 6metres is up a mountainside with really poor soil conditions(the natural habitat of all snow gums). When the snow gums are brought into good conditions they grow huge like all other eucalyptus. Troppoz the one in the picture you posted will probably triple in size before it's done growing.


Here is a picture I found from the thornhayes nursery website, maybe it is smaller than pauciflora but I wouldn't be suprised if this one keeps on growing.

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Nope there are many small Eucalyptus trees, some are small shrubs and one can even be considered a ground cover. Id say that the ones that have grown to such huge sizes are more likely to be large species that are mislabelled or just misidentified. Not all areas that snow gums grow in have poor soil either.

I think the previous naming of 'nana' kind of gives away its habit as a small tree...
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Re: Wolgan Snow Gum

Post by Conifers » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:42 pm

Troppoz wrote:I think the previous naming of 'nana' kind of gives away its habit as a small tree...
Unless it's a "Ba" nana? :lol:


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Re: Wolgan Snow Gum

Post by Troppoz » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:45 pm

Bah! Humbug... :lol:
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Re: Wolgan Snow Gum

Post by Las Palmas Norte » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:38 pm

Here's a few gum trees growing on my property on Vancouver Island.

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Re: Wolgan Snow Gum

Post by greendragon » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:53 pm

Troppoz wrote:
Nope there are many small Eucalyptus trees..
Ok tell me the ones that will stay under 30 feet tall at maturity and are hardy in zone 8?

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"There is no such thing as a small cold hardy eucalyptus tree". That is probably the more accurate term. Unless you are willing to butcher one.
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Re: Wolgan Snow Gum

Post by Troppoz » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:46 am

I already have.

There are many small hardy species that will never reach the sort of heights that you keep asserting, this species being one of them.
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