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Eucalyptus perriniana

Spinning Gum
Zone: 11, 10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Sun
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 15 feet , Maximum 30 feet
Width: Minimum 25 feet , Maximum 50 feet
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This is the eucalyptus most often seen as cut foliage at the florist, with the juvenile leaves that encircle the stem. Plants can be coppiced to maintain a smaller size as well as the attractive, juvenile foliage or grown into multi-trunked trees, quickly reaching 30 ft, with flaking bark and long, narrow adult leaves to 6" with juvenile foliage showing as well. Requires full sun, lean and well-drained soil, and little summer water once established. Easy and very frost hardy, to 0 °F, USDA Zone 7, or lower.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:27 PM

Here is the amazing thing about Eucalpts in zone 7. Even huge trees will freeze to the ground--and grow back almost to the original size immediately. Check it out: http://www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalyptus/perriniana.html

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:27 PM

This gum with rounded leaves grows 15-30' and is best cut back and kept as a shrub to enjoy the foliage. Leaves are silver, and many small white flowers appear in spring. A nice one to use in arrangements!

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