Mappa Tassie Cold hardy Eucalyptus Tree
Eucalyptus pauciflora 'Mappa Tassie'
Why 'Mappa Tassie'? Because her unique round to heart shaped leaves that resemble Tasmania will steal your heart!
Hardiness One of the Snow Gums, this species is considered, by many to be the most cold hardy of all the E. paucifloria sub-species. ‘Mappa Tassie’ will thrive in zone 7A and and further below. In colder zones, with some protection, trees are surviving down to zone 6B.
Getting Started This Southern Euc’s growth rate is much slower than others but definitely worth the wait. Requires some additional watering during hot dry seasons.
Size All grown up this Eucalyptus tree could reach 25 feet tall
Leaf Leathery, distinctive soft blue, and round to heart-shaped.
Trunk & Bark Trunk is artistically contorted. Bark is a powdery white with hints of burgundy.
Flower Groups of small white flowers.
Exposure Full sun. Also great selection for wind exposed and salty air sites.
Soil Type All types, but does best in well-drained soils.
Container Plant? Smaller size, contorted trunk, smooth 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) a 10 month old Eucalyptus tree had minimal leaf damage after a winter where temps reached 6° F. In Suches, GA (zone 7A) a 10 month old tree that froze to the ground at 0° F, has recovered nicely growing 2-3' in that same year.
WHERE TO BUY? 'Mappa Tassie' 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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