Good News from our Polish Trials

Posted on December 08, 2017 by Ed Coughlin

Southern Eucs has seven official Trial Gardens and an additional 500+ at-large plantings throughout the world.  It is labor intensive, but the best approach to learn about a plant's cold and drought tolerances, growth habits, and general health.
One of the most exciting and unique locations debuted in March, 2016 when Shino Mariusz took delivery of 13 Southern Eucs seed varieties to plant his trials in (zone 6b) Poland.   


Serious about his responsibilities, Shino followed Southern Eucs protocol throughout the process.

  And was quick to see positive results.

Heading into his second winter, he has seen some some impressive results with some specific varieties.

Shino's early reports stated he planted in an unprotected and uncultivated field with lots of grubs.  "It was a very wet winter" Shino said, "with the lowest temperature twice recorded at -2 Fahrenheit. Still, three varieties showed substantial cold hardiness and have quickly regrown from the bases." 

Eucalyptus neglecta 'Big O'


 Eucalyptus pauciflora 'Bonza'


Eucalyptus parvula 'Funky Monkey'

Shino will be planting three new trees from our ongoing Southern Eucs trials.  E. perriniana, a striking Spinning Gum with reported extreme cold hardiness. Eucalyptus palverulenta a small tree or shrub sought after for its foliage for use in arrangements.  And Eucalyptus Macarthurii, or Camden Wollybutt, a large "oak-like" tree that grows in the broad cold flats in its native habitat..


Check out our next blog on "Atlanta's (Southern) Eucs!"


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