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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 - 3 Ltr Air-Pot 40.00
Eucalyptus aggregata - 60-90 in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot 41.00
Eucalyptus aggregata - 120-150cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot 60.00
Eucalyptus aggregata - 150-180cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot 75.00
Eucalyptus aggregata - 180-210cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot 83.00
Eucalyptus aggregata - 210-260cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot 93.00


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 (35.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 90-120cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (59.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 120-150cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (67.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 150-180cm in 9 Ltr Air-Pot (66.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 180-210cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (75.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 60-90cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (42.00)


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 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 (40.00)
Eucalyptus dalrympleana - 180-210cm in 7.5 Litre Air-Pot (83.00)
Eucalyptus dalrympleana - 120-150cm in 7.5 Litre Air-Pot (67.00)
Eucalyptus dalrympleana - 150-180cm in 7.5 Litre Air-Pot (75.00)
Eucalyptus dalrympleana - 210-260 cm in 7.5 Litre Air-Pot (95.00)
Eucalyptus dalrympleana - 90-120 cm in 7.5 Litre Air-Pot (59.00)


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 - 120-150cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (59.00)
Eucalyptus glaucescens - 150-180cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (75.00)
Eucalyptus glaucescens - 180-210cm in 9 Ltr Air-Pot (89.00)
Eucalyptus glaucescens - 90-120cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (59.00)


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 - 120-150cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (67.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii - 150-180cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (75.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii - 180-210cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (83.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii - 210-240 cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot 94.00
Eucalyptus gunnii - 60-90cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot 42.00


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.

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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' - 90-120cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (59.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii 'Blue Ice' - 150-180cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (75.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii 'Blue Ice' - 180-210cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (85.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii 'Blue Ice' - 120-150 cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (67.00)
Eucalyptus gunnii 'Blue Ice' - 210-260 cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot 86.00


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 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 - 210-260 cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (95.00)
Eucalyptus nitida - 120-150 cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (65.00)
Eucalyptus nitida - 3 Ltr Air-Pot (35.00)
Eucalyptus nitida - 90-120 cm multi-stem in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (59.00)
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 rubida ssp rubida - Candle Bark Gum

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Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 120-150cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (65.00)
Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 150-180cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (75.00)
Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 180-210cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (85.00)
Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 3 Litre Air-Pot (40.00)
Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 90-120cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (55.00)
Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 60-90cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (45.00)
Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 210-260 cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot 95.00


This tree gets its name from the peeling ribbons of bark around the base of the tree which droop to look like a dripping wax candle and the variation in the leaf colours make this a very decorative tree. It's fast growing and will thrive in low fertile, acid soils.


Mature Height: Up to 20m
Rate of Growth: 1-1.5m per year
Hardiness: ** -10 to -15°C
Soil: Dry Tolerant
Position: Wind Tolerant
Growth Habit: Dense foliage, straight and compact.
Leaves: Young leaves can be rounded and blue-green, adult leaves are long blades and range from glossy green to grey-green.
Bark: The bark is white, red and brown bark colours shedding in ribbons.
Special Interest: Ornamental Specimen




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