Lucky Country Cold Hardy Eucalyptus Tree
Eucalyptus camphora 'Lucky Country'
Why 'Lucky Country'? Because it was ‘Lucky Country’ Named for Australia, where else!...and is very attractive and easy to grow!
Hardiness ‘Lucky Country’ will thrive in zone 8A and further south. Plant it just about anywhere, in anything, anytime, and it will quickly reward you.
Getting Started This Eucalyptus is one of the easiest, most consistent and fastest growing of all the Southern Eucs. Likes to "lean" first then head to the sky. Stake it early for a more erect tree.
Size All grown up 'Lucky Country' could reach 50 feet tall. That said, it responds well to pruning for size control.
Leaf Bright green fragrant leaves that resemble Gingko leaves take on stunning burgundy and reds in cooler temps. New growth appears in all four seasons.
Trunk & Bark Trunk leans at base then is single and straight. Bark is grey-brown, smooth and peeling. Shedding bark can peel at the base.
Flower Small white flowers
Exposure Full sun
Soil Type Extremely adaptable from dry sandy soils to clay and even waterlogged soils.
Container Plant? Graceful nature makes it a great choice for a deck, porch, or patio.
What we learned in Southern Euc Trials In McDonough, GA (zone 8A), 3 year old Eucalyptus trees had minimal leaf damage and looked great following winters where temps twice reached 6°. In Suches, GA (zone 7A), 10 month old Eucalyptus trees - that froze to the ground at 0° and 29 mph winds - are growing vigorously from the base.
WHERE TO BUY? 'Lucky Country' and all the other Cold Hardy Southern Euc selections can be purchased online exclusively at WilsonBrosGardens.com with free delivery to your front door!
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