Bluey Cold Hardy Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus pulverulenta 'Bluey'
Why ‘Bluey’ For its striking blue foliage, hence the name.
Hardiness Our trials have shown ‘Bluey’ to hardy in zone 8A and further south. Hardiness improves with age. A standout specimen tree!
Getting Started This Eucalyptus is adaptable to a wide variety of climates, but can struggle under high heat and high humidity conditions. Can easily be grown as a tall shrub or small tree.
Size One of the smaller growing selections, all grown up 'Bluey' could reach 15 feet tall. That said, it responds very well to pruning for size control.
Leaf The choice for most floral arrangements. Intense silver-blue leaves that appear to "grasp" the stems!
Trunk & Bark Smooth, silver-grey with olive, gold, and russet hues
Flower Profuse small white flowers
Exposure Full sun in cooler climates. Some afternoon shade or filtered sun will be appreciated in hotter climates
Soil Type Adapts to many soil types
Container Plant? A real conversation starter in a pot, on a patio, or porch.
What we learned in Southern Euc Trials In McDonough, GA (zone 8A), 2 year old Eucalyptus trees had minimal leaf damage and looked great following winters where temps reached 13 degrees.
WHERE TO BUY? 'Jersey Girl' and all the other Cold Hardy Southern Euc selections can be purchased online exclusively at WilsonBrosGardens.com with free delivery to your front door!