Eucalyptus neglecta 'Big O'

About Eucalyptus neglecta 'Big O'

Big O Cold Hardy Eucalyptus Tree
Eucalyptus neglecta 'Big O'

Why ‘Big 0’?  For its large, perfectly round leaves, hence the name. 

Hardiness  Extremely hardy. 'Big O' will thrive in zone 7A and further south. In colder zones, with some protection, trees are surviving as far north as zone 6B.

Getting Started  This Southern Euc is a small, fast growing tree that will beg to be planted as a focal point in your garden.  

Size  One of the smaller growing Southern Eucs, all grown up 'Big O' could reach 15 feet tall. Also can be grown as a large shrub. Responds very well to pruning to control size.

Leaf  Vivid blue with red highlights, fragrant, and a stand out in any arrangement. 

Trunk & Bark  Trunk is straight. Bark is rough, fibrous and grey, turning smooth grey- green above. 

Flower  Large groups of white flower clusters in late winter.

Exposure  Full sun to part shade. ‘Big 0’ is one of the few Eucalyptus trees that will do well in light shade. Also a good choice for high temperatures.

Soil Type  Handles all types of soil.  Will handle waterlogged soil after establishment.

Container Plant?  Relative small size and fragrance make it a great choice for a deck, porch, or patio.

What we learned in Southern Euc Trials In McDonough, GA (zone 8A) tree is thriving in the shade under a 100 year old Pecan. In Atlanta, GA (zone 7B), 10 month old Eucalyptus trees had minimal leaf damage and looked great after a winter where temps reached 5° F.  In Western, NC (zone 6B), 10 month old trees that froze to the ground at minus 10° F regrew vigorously from the base.

 

WHERE TO BUY?  'Big O' 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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