‘Luna’ Named for the Goddess of the Moon
Hardiness Our trials have ‘Luna’ hardy in zone 7A and above. It's widely reported to handle temperatures below 0 degrees. Plant it just about anywhere, even wind exposed sites, and it will reward you!
Getting Started This Eucalyptus is adaptable to a wide variety of climates. Great selection for Mid-Atlantic and Northern States. Not as drought / heat tolerant as some other Eucs.
Size Easy to control and responds well to pruning. All grown up 'Luna' could reach 25’.
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.
Trunk & Bark Smooth, bronze-grey, or white-green in color.
Flower Small white flowers
Exposure Full sun
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), 3 year old Eucalyptus trees had minimal leaf damage and looked great following winters where temps twice reached 6°. In Suches, GA (zone 7A), 10 month old Eucalyptus trees - that froze to the ground at 0° and 29 mph winds - are growing vigorously from the base.
4" Pot A well-rooted, slightly branching, 8" - 12" (from top of root ball) Eucalyptus tree.
1 Gallon Pot More established root system and branching. 12" - 16" (from top of root ball) Eucalyptus tree.
3 Gallon Pot Dense root system and multiple branching. 2.5 - 4' (from top of root ball) well established Eucalyptus tree.
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