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Why 'Snow Day'? Because it’s a snow gum with abundant huge clusters of white flowers!
Hardiness One of the extremely cold hardy members of Snow Gums, ‘Snow Day’ thrives in some of the coldest alpine areas in New South Wales. Snow Day will thrive in zone 7A and further south. In colder zones, with some protection, trees are surviving to zone 6B.
Getting Started This Southern Euc’s growth rate is much slower than others but definitely worth the wait.
Size Easy to control and responds well to pruning. All grown up this miniature Eucalyptus tree could reach 12 feet tall.
Leaf & Stems New leaves are bright emerald green. Young stems are burgundy wine red with shades of orange.
Trunk & Bark Mature bark is silvery pewter grey with flecks of gold; peels beautifully in ribbons, to reveal a smooth creamy white bark.
Flower Large golf-ball sized clusters of white flowers that attract all kinds of pollinators.
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Soil Type All types, but does best in well-drained soils.
Container Plant? Its small size, slow growth rate, interesting bark, and seasonal hints of color make it a great choice for a deck, porch, or patio.
What we learned in Southern Euc Trials In McDonough, GA (zone 8A) 10 month old Eucalyptus trees, in pots and in ground, had zero stress signs after a winter where temps reached in the low 20’s. Appears to be more drought tolerant than other snow gums.
WHERE TO BUY? Shop 'Snow Day' and all our other Cold Hardy Southern Eucs at WilsonBrosGardens.com with safe and free delivery to your door!