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Eucalyptus steedmanii - Steedman's Gum

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pale Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 15-25 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Eucalyptus steedmanii (Steedman's Gum) - Spreading shrub or small tree to 20 to 35 feet tall with a dense crown of narrow elliptic dark green leaves and a smooth gray-brown trunk that peels off in ribbons in the late summer to expose red-brown new bark. In summer appear the 1 inch long flowers in small clusters that are usually a pale yellow but can be pink or red. This rare species comes from an isolated population in Western Australia. A large specimen can be found in Orpet Hillside Park on the Santa Barbara Riviera. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil - unlike some Western Australian plants this plant tolerates alkaline conditions. Requires little to no irrigation once established and is relatively frost hardy. Responds well to hard pruning and can be used as a large screen plant.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Eucalyptus steedmanii.
 
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