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!"