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Dry Soil Tolerant




Coming from the deserts and mountainsides of Australia and Tasmania, most Eucalyptus are used to dry condtions.

Below are those that cope particularly well with drier conditions.




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Eucalyptus aggregata - Black Gum

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Eucalyptus aggregata - Black Gum

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Eucalyptus aggregata - Planting Stock 13.00
Eucalyptus aggregata - 3 Ltr Air-Pot 32.00
Eucalyptus aggregata - 60-90 in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot 41.00
Eucalyptus aggregata 90 - 120cm in 7.5 litre airpot 49.00
Eucalyptus aggregata - 150-180cm in 9 Ltr Air-Pot 55.00
Eucalyptus aggregata - 180-210cm in 9 Ltr Air-Pot 63.00
Eucalyptus aggregata - 120-150cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot 57.00


A handsome tree with sweeping long leaves and light, airy growth. This tree originates from swamp areas and tolerates poorly drained soil.

Mature Height: 20m
Rate of Growth: 1-1.5m per year
Hardiness: *** -15°C +
Soil: Wet Tolerent, Dry Tolerent
Position: Exposure Tolerant
Growth Habit: Spreading dense crown of foliage
Leaves: Long lanced shaped, slightly glossy dark green.
Bark: Rough, Dark grey to brown

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Eucalyptus camphora - Swamp Gum

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Eucalyptus camphora - Swamp Gum

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Eucalyptus camphora - Planting Stock (13.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 3 Ltr Air-Pot (32.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 90-120cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (49.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 120-150cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (57.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 150-180cm in 9 Ltr Air-Pot (55.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 180-210cm in 9 Ltr Air-Pot (63.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 60-90cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (41.00)


A popular small to medium sized tree. One of a few Eucalypts that can tolerate semi-shade, being a Swamp Gum thrives in wetter conditions. Unusual in that the young leaves are heart-shaped.

Mature Height: 10m
Rate of Growth: 1-1.5m per year
Hardiness: ** -10 to -15°C
Soil: Wet Tolerent, Dry Tolerant, Clay Tolerant
Position: Full Sun or Part Shade
Growth Habit: Compact shape, dense foliage
Leaves: Young leaves are heart-shaped (obcordate), mature leaves more elliptical, green to blue-green in colour.
Bark: Smooth or partially rough, white-grey to green or yellow, slightly powdery.
Special Interest: Strong Aroma, Heart-shaped young leaves

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Eucalyptus cinerea - Argyle Apple

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Eucalyptus cinerea - Argyle Apple

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Eucalyptus cinerea - Planting Stock (13.00)
Eucalyptus cinerea - 3 Ltr Air-Pot (35.00)
Eucalyptus cinerea - 60-90cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (45.00)
Eucalyptus cinerea - 120 - 150cm in 9 Ltr Air-Pot (53.00)
Eucalyptus cinerea - 150 - 180cm in 9 Ltr Air-Pot (56.00)
Eucalyptus cinerea - 180-210cm mature in 45 Ltr Air-Pot (364.00)
Eucalyptus cinerea - 60 - 90cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot 45.00
Eucalyptus cinerea - 90 - 120cm in 7.5Ltr Ltr Air-Pot 55.00
Eucalyptus cinerea - 120 - 150cm SHRUB in 9 Ltr Air-Pot 53.00

Beautiful and popular tree often grown for floristry. This small tree is generally composed of juvenile and intermediate leaves, adult leaves are rarely formed. Fruity menthol scent.

Grown as single stemmed trees or in shrub form. The shrubs are ideal for those wanting to use cuttings for floristry and flower arranging, if left unpruned would still grow into trees so take regular cuttings to keep size down to a useable height.

Mature Height: 15m
Rate of Growth: 1-1.5m per year
Hardiness: ** -10 to -15°C
Soil: Clay Tolerant, Dry Tolerant
Position: Full Sun
Growth Habit: Dense crown of foliage
Leaves: The leaves are aromatic, egg shaped, stalkless and glaucous (white wax covering) giving it a silvery grey colour.
Bark: Thick, fibrous grey over red-brown bark.
Special Interest: Can be Container Grown, Can be Coppiced, Floristry

If you are looking to grow a multi-stemmed tree, please let us know BEFORE ordering so we can make sure we have suitable specimen for you.

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Eucalyptus dalrympleana - Mountain Gum

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Eucalyptus dalrympleana - Mountain Gum

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Eucalyptus dalrympleana - Planting Stock (13.00)
Eucalyptus dalrympleana - 3 Litre Air-Pot (32.00)
Eucalyptus dalrympleana - 60-90cm in 7.5 Litre Air-Pot (41.00)
Eucalyptus dalrympleana - 120-150cm in 7.5 Litre Air-Pot (57.00)
Eucalyptus dalrympleana - 150-180cm in 7.5 Litre Air-Pot (67.00)
Eucalyptus dalrympleana - 180-210cm in 9 Litre Air-Pot (64.00)
Eucalyptus dalrympleana - 90-120 cm in 7.5 Litre Air-Pot (49.00)


A popular tree and one of the most versatile Eucalypts. Tall, fast growing and hardy, acid and lime tolerant.

Mature Height: Up to 30-40m
Rate of Growth: Fast 1.5 -2m per year
Hardiness: ** -10 to -15°C
Soil: Wet Tolerent, Dry Tolerant, Clay Tolerant, Lime Tolerant, Acid Tolerant
Position: Full Sun
Growth Habit: Fast grower, tall and thin, bushy foliage.
Leaves: The juvenile leaves are oval, green to grey- green whereas the adult leaves are green, quite long and thin.
Bark: Young bark is red maturing to smooth, white-cream with grey, pink, brown and greein patches.
Special Interest: Screening, Ornamental Specimen, Can be Coppiced, Biomass

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Eucalyptus glaucescens - Tingiringi Gum

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Eucalyptus glaucescens - Tingiringi Gum

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Eucalyptus glaucescens - Planting Stock (13.00)
Eucalyptus glaucescens - 3 Ltr Air-Pot (31.00)
Eucalyptus glaucescens - 60-90 cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (41.00)
Eucalyptus glaucescens - 120-150cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (59.00)
Eucalyptus glaucescens - 150-180cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (67.00)
Eucalyptus glaucescens - 180-210cm in 9 Ltr Air-Pot (64.00)
Eucalyptus glaucescens - 90-120cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (49.00)


One of our most popular and a versatile variety of Eucalyptus: very hardy, coppices well, makes a good ornamental specimen tree, good for biomass, can be used in flower arrangements and has a strong but pleasant aroma and be grown indoors. What more could you ask for?

Mature Height: Over 25m
Rate of Growth: Fast 1.5-2m per year once established
Hardiness: *** -15°C +
Soil: Dry Tolerant
Position: Wind Tolerant
Growth Habit: Tall, dense growth, columnar
Leaves: Young leaves are attractive, round and glaucous (used in floristry). Adult leaves are long sickle shaped and green - grey.
Bark: Very ornamental, shedding in ribbons revealing various colours including green, yellow, pink, white, orange, brown and grey
Special Interest: Ornamental Specimen, Can be Container Grown, Can be Coppiced, Biomass

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Eucalyptus gunnii - Cider Gum

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Eucalyptus gunnii - Cider Gum

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Eucalyptus gunnii - Planting Stock (13.00)
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Eucalyptus gunnii - 210-260 cm cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (84.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii - 120-150cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (58.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii - 150-180cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (66.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii - 180-210cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (74.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii - 90-120cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (50.00)


One of the most well-known Eucalyptus. A versatile variety that's hardy, coppices well, makes a good specimen tree, good for biomass, is tolerant of poorly drained soils and can be grown indoors.

Mature Height: Up to 25m
Rate of Growth: 1-1.5m per year
Hardiness: *** -15°C +
Soil: Wet Tolerent, Dry Tolerant
Position: Full Sun
Growth Habit: Spreading upper branches with dense crown.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves are grey-green or glaucous , adult leaves are non glossy grey-green to blue-green.
Bark: Smooth flaking bark mottled white, yellow, pink, brown, green or grey.
Special Interest: Can be Container Grown, Can be Coppiced, Floristry, Biomass

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Eucalyptus gunnii ssp divaricata - Blue ice cider gum

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Eucalyptus gunnii ssp divaricata - Blue ice cider gum

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Eucalyptus gunnii 'Blue Ice' - Planting Stock (13.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii 'Blue Ice' - 3 Ltr Air-Pot (33.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii 'Blue Ice' - 60-90 cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (42.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii 'Blue Ice' - 90-120cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (50.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii 'Blue Ice' - 150-180cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (66.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii 'Blue Ice' - 180-210cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (76.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii 'Blue Ice' - 120-150 cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (58.00)


A cultivar of the Cider Gum making an attractive ornamental tree, it differs from the regular Cider Gum by having much bluer leaves. The juvenile foliage can be used for fresh or dried flower arranging. A good hardy variety also for hedging, wind breaks, screening which will tolerate poor drainage. This must be one of our favourite varieties of Eucalyptus.

Mature Height: Up to 25m
Rate of Growth: 1-1.5m per year
Hardiness: *** -15°C +
Soil: Wet Tolerent, Dry Tolerant
Position: Full Sun
Growth Habit: Spreading upper branches with dense crown.
Leaves: Juvenile leaves are grey-blue, adult leaves are non glossy grey-blue to blue-green.
Bark: Light grey peeling to reveal brown patches.
Special Interest: Can be Container Grown, Can be Coppiced, Floristry, Biomass

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Eucalyptus nicholii - Narrow Leaved Black Peppermint

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Eucalyptus nicholii - Narrow Leaved Black Peppermint

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Eucalyptus nicholii - 3 Ltr Air-Pot (32.00)
Eucalyptus nicholii - 60-90cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (42.00)
Eucalyptus nicholii - 120-150cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (58.00)
Eucalyptus nicholii - 150-180cm in 9 Ltr Air-Pot (55.00)
Eucalyptus nicholii - 180-210cm in 9 Ltr Air-Pot (63.00)
Eucalyptus nicholii - 90-120cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (50.00)


Particularly wonderful ornamental tree with willow like leaves that have a peppermint aroma when crushed. It has a compact crown, can be kept small by pruning and can be considered for use as a house plant.

Mature Height: 15m
Rate of Growth: 0.5-1m per year
Hardiness: ** -10 to -15°C
Soil: Dry Tolerant
Position: Sheltered, Sunny Postion
Growth Habit: Bushy dense growth with compact crown
Leaves: Small thin leaves which are bright green.
Bark: Young bark red turning to brown fibrous and sheds when mature.
Special Interest: Can be Container Grown, Can be Coppiced

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Eucalyptus nitida - Smithton Gum

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Eucalyptus nitida - Smithton Gum

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Eucalyptus nitida - 180-210 cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (85.00)
Eucalyptus nitida - 3 Ltr Air-Pot (32.00)
Eucalyptus nitida - 90-120 cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (55.00)
Eucalyptus nitida - 150-180cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (75.00)


A fast growing tree with glossy green adult leaves that give off a lovely peppermint aroma.

Mature Height: 15m

Rate of Growth: Fast 1.5-2m per year

Hardiness: ** -10 to -15°C

Soil: Dry Tolerant

Position: Salt Tolerant

Growth Habit: Fast growing, dense foliage and domed canopy.

Leaves: Long thin glossy green leaves.

Bark: Smooth grey-green or grey-yellow bark.

Special Interest: Sceening, Strong Aroma


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Eucalyptus pauciflora ssp debeuzevillei

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Eucalyptus pauciflora ssp debeuzevillei

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E. pauciflora ssp debeuz. - 60-90cm in 7.5 L Air-Pot (55.00)
E. pauciflora ssp debeuz. - 90-120cm 7.5 Litre (55.00)
E. pauciflora ssp debeuz. - 120-150cm in 9 Litre Air-Pot (75.00)
E. pauciflora ssp debeuz. - 150-180cm in 9 Litre Air-Pot (61.00)
E. pauciflora ssp debeuz. - 180-210cm in 9 Litre Air-Pot (64.00)
E. pauciflora ssp debeuz. - 210-260cm in 9 Litre Air-Pot (75.00)


It is a popular ornamental species and rightly so. One of the most cold hardy Eucalyptus and a staff favourite. Large silver-green leaves and beautiful mottled bark.

They tend to take a couple of years or so to establish i.e. growing slowly, before they grow faster. They also need good drainage as these are normally accustomed to rocky alpine conditions.


Mature Height: 10m
Rate of Growth: Slow 0.5-1m per year
Hardiness: *** -15°C +
Soil: Dry Tolerant
Position: Wind Tolerant, Salt Tolerant
Growth Habit: Single or multi-stemmed. Spreading growth habit with open crown.
Leaves: Large oval bluish to glaucous juvenile leaves and glossy olive green adult leaves.
Bark: The bark is smooth and shiny white, cream, green and grey which sheds in ribbons from the stems and branches.
Special Interest: Ornamental Specimen, Can be grown in a pot, Very Hardy

If you are looking to grow a multi-stemmed tree, please let us know BEFORE ordering so we can make sure we have suitable specimen for you.


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