'Cab Sav' It is complex and smooth like a good Aussie Red.
Hardiness Extremely hardy. In your landscape ‘Cab Sav’ will thrive in zone 7A and above. In colder zones, with some protection, trees are surviving down to zone 6B.
Getting Started This Southern Euc is an attractive juvenile tree that grows to a tall, full specimen in a very short time.
Size The tallest of the Southern Eucs. All grown up ‘Cab Sav’ could reach over well over 50’. Great for screens and can be pruned as a hedge.
Leaf Distinctive soft blue, abundant, spade shaped, fragrant, and a must in any arrangement.
Trunk & Bark Trunk is straight and uniform. Even in young trees, the bark is smooth throughout and white to burgundy to red-brown with pink to salmon patches.
Flower Small groups of white flowers. Highly sought after for honey production.
Exposure Full sun. Very tolerant of drought and wind exposed sites.
Soil Type All types.
Container Plant? Abundant and fragrant leaves make it a great choice for a deck, porch, or patio.
What we learned in Southern Euc Trials In Marietta, GA (zone 7B) a 10 month old Eucalyptus tree had minimal leaf damage after a winter where temps reached 4°. In Western, NC (zone 6B) 10 month old trees - that froze to the ground at minus 10°- are growing vigorously from the base.
4" Pot A well-rooted, multi branching, 8" - 12" (from top of root ball) Eucalyptus tree.
1 Gallon Pot More established root system and extensive branching. 12 - 16" (from top of root ball) Eucalyptus tree.
3 Gallon Pot Dense root system and multiple branching. 3 - 5' (from top of root ball) well established tree.
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