Luna Cold Hardy Eucalyptus Tree
Eucalyptus perriniana 'Luna'
Why ‘Luna’? Because she has circular leaves, which is why she was named for the Goddess of the Moon!
Hardiness Our trials have ‘Luna’ hardy in zones 7 and 8. It's widely reported to handle temperatures below 0 degrees, but not the ideal tree for high heat / high humidity regions.
Getting Started This Eucalyptus is adaptable to a wide variety of climates, but does best in a cool and dry environment. Great selection for Mid-Atlantic and Northern States.
Size All grown up 'Luna' could reach 25feet tall. That said, she responds very well to pruning for size control.
Leaf The outstanding feature of this species is the circular leaves, which completely encircle the stem, as the stem passes through the center of each leaf and out the other end! Takes on shades of lavender and blue and has a strong minty fragrance.
Trunk & Bark Smooth, bronze-grey, or white-green in color.
Flower Small white flowers
Exposure Full sun in cooler climates. Some afternoon shade or filtered sun is appreciates in hotter climates.
Soil Type Prefers a well-drained moist soil.
Container Plant? A real conversation starter in a pot, on a patio, or porch.
What we learned in Southern Euc Trials In McDonough, GA (zone 8A), three year old Eucalyptus trees had minimal leaf damage and looked great following winters where temps twice reached the teens. Trees have struggled with high humidity during rainy periods in summer.
WHERE TO BUY? 'Luna' and all the other Cold Hardy Southern Euc selections can be purchased online exclusively at WilsonBrosGardens.com with free delivery to your front door!