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Commonly known as the 'Alpine Snow Gum', Eucalyptus niphophila is a small evergreen tree noted for its attractive foliage and ornamental bark.
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Under favourable conditions, Eucalyptus niphophila can be expected to reach an approximately height of between 4-8 metres, and a width between 2.5-4 metres. It is noticeably slow growing for the first few years, but then increases its rate to approximately 1 metre in height per year thereafter.
It has an upright, spreading habit with large, leathery grey-green leaves. The growing points and young leaves are an orange to light-mahogany colour. When young the bark is blue-white in colour, but as it matures the truck becomes a patchwork of grey, green and cream. Clusters of white flowers appear in June.
Plant in full sun in a sheltered position. Eucalyptus niphophila is surprisingly tolerant of all garden soil types, but will perform best in a well-drained soils. Avoid soils prone to waterlogging, but it will need additional watering during periods of drought.
Eucalyptus niphophila received the Award of Merit in 1977 from the Royal Horticultural Society and the Award of Garden Merit in 1984.
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