Eucalyptus coccifera

Tasmanian Snow Gum, Mt. Wellington Peppermint


Description: This species is from the mountains and central plateau region of Tasmania.  Due to its high altitude range, it is one of the more cold resistant species. It has smooth bark that is white-gray in color with yellow and pink tones. The leaves are about 2" long, green to blue-green in color. The trunk features smooth bark in various colors. It is somewhat slow to establish, it appears you get better growth as it matures. Good drainage also improves the growth rate.

Culture: Sun, well drained, acid soil, loam, sandy loam.  Cold tolerant but not "wet feet" tolerant.

Uses: Ornamental.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Small specimen to 20', lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Slow
Placement Sun
Culture Low to moderate moisture
Native Tasmania
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall mallee to 20'
bulletSmall blue/green leaves
bulletSlow growing

Problem Solving Features

bulletAttractive accent plant or tree
bulletLow moisture/fertilizer needs
bulletLow maintenance
bulletCold resistance

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*Seed germinates easily with normal methods, cold stratification of seed may prove beneficial.
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