Funky Monkey Cold Hardy Eucalyptus Tree
Eucalyptus parvula 'Funky Monkey'
Why ‘Funky Monkey’? For its tendency to twist and turn and for its strikingly beautiful peeling bark!
Hardiness ‘Funky Monkey’ will thrive in zone 7a and and further south. With some protection it is doing well in zone 6b.
Getting Started This Eucalyptus is easy to establish and will constantly reward you with its fragrance, foliage, bark.
Size All grown up ‘Funky Monkey’ could reach 30 feet in height. That said, he responds very well to pruning for size control.
Leaf Young leaves are small, delicate, and have a spicy eucalyptus fragrance as they hang from semi-weeping branches. Great for cut foliage!
Trunk & Bark Smooth grey, green and brown peeling bark with pink patches!
Flower Small white flowers
Exposure Full sun to light shade. The trunk will twist and turn to reach for the sun.
Soil Type ‘Funky Monkey’ is very adaptable, thriving in dry to damp soils to infertile soils with high pH.
Container Plant? It’s small size, interesting bark, and fragrant foliage makes it a great choice for a deck, porch, or patio.
What we learned in Southern Euc Trials In McDonough, GA (zone 8A), 15 year old Eucalyptus trees had minimal leaf damage and looked great following winters where temps twice reached 6° F. In Westerville, NC where temperatures reached -10F are thriving as large shrubs and small, full trees.
WHERE TO BUY? 'Funky Monkey' and all the other Cold Hardy Southern Euc selections can be purchased online exclusively at WilsonBrosGardens.com with free delivery to your front door!