'Angus' Named for the British horticulturist who championed Eucalyptus trees in the South in 2001.
Hardiness In your landscape ‘Angus’ will thrive in zone 7B and above. Growth from the base of the tree, following a harsh winter, can reach 12’.
Getting Started This Southern Euc is quick to establish and is very tolerant of heat and drought. Offer it protection from harsh winds. Its soft willow-like foliage and triangular form make it a real head turner.
Size Can be cut down at the base of the tree to keep a desirable size or to encourage foliage growth. All grown up this Eucalyptus tree could reach 40’.
Leaf “Willow-like” leaves with hints of red, dangle from burgundy stems. Leaves have a strong, fresh peppermint scent, and are a stand out in any arrangement.
Trunk & Bark Trunk is straight with elegant, weeping branches. Bark is fibrous brown with burnt orange to russet highlights.
Flower White flowers in clusters of seven.
Exposure Full sun
Soil Type All types. A good choice for dry soils.
Container Plant? Willow-like foliage and strong peppermint fragrance make it a great choice for a deck, porch, or patio.
What we learned in Southern Euc Trials In McDonough, GA Trials (zone 8A), eight 'Angusus' have reached 50’ in ten years. At 6° on Jan 7, 2014, we did see defoliation on the upper half of large, exposed trees. In Western, NC (zone 6B), 10 month old Eucalyptus trees - that froze to the ground at minus 10°- are growing from the base.
Nursery Quart Well-rooted, slightly branching, and 8" min. (from top of root ball). A great value for a fast growing Eucalyptus tree.
1 Gallon Pot A more established root system with lateral branching. 12" - 16" (from top of root ball). A convenient size for transplanting a Eucalyptus tree.
3 Gallon Pot A dense root system with multiple branching. 20" - 3.5' (from top of root ball). A well established and mature Eucalyptus tree.
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