Skip to site navigation

Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila AGM

Home  |  Plants > Plant Selector > Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila AGM

© RHS 2002

Characteristics

Plant type

Tree

Habit

Columnar/Upright

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Stem

Cream , Green and Grey/Silver in

Size

Ultimate height

4-8 metres

Ultimate spread

2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

snow gum

Family

Myrtaceae


Eucalyptus are evergreen trees or large shrubs, often fast-growing, some with attractive bark, most with aromatic foliage, and clusters of small, white, yellow or red flowers

E. pauciflora subsp. niphophila is a small evergreen tree with bark flaking attractively into cream, grey and green patches. Young shoots red with white bloom. Leaves elliptic, becoming narrower on mature trees, grey-green. Flowers small, white

Other common names

  • alpine snow gum

Synonym(s)

  • Eucalyptus niphophila

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in slightly acidic soil with full sun and shelter when young

Soil

  • Well-drained, Moist but well-drained or Poorly-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance or Architectural


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Suckers may be a problem

Diseases

May be affected by silver leaf and oedema