EUCALYPTUS coccifera

Commonly known as Ironbark, Mount Wellington peppermint., Tasmanian snow gum

Attractive juvenile foliage. Extremely cold hardy
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Rounded, mid-green juvenile leaves followed by elliptic, grey-green adult leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Cream
    Creamy-white.
  • Height
    18m (60ft)
  • Spread
    7m (22ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading tree with peeling, white or white-grey bark. Produces clusters of 3, sometimes up to 9, flowers.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold drying winds.

EUCALYPTUS coccifera

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£15.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022

 

  • Additional Features
    Ornamental bark
    Sometimes yellowish or pink when young
    Pests & Diseases
    Silver leaf, oedema
    Place of origin
    Australia(Tasmania)
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Orbicular
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
    For foliage display
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
    Adult leaves are peppermint-scented.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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18m (60ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  7m (22ft)
 

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