Eucalyptus 'Silver Leaved Mountain Gum'
Eucalyptus silver leaved mountain gum seeds - The most iconic euc - round silvery green leaves on long stems. Very similar to Baby Blue.
Approx 20 seeds
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Eucalyptus is the icon of foliage, with its fragrant leaves in bluey-greeny-grey hues. Stunning in floral arrangements, or a big bunch alone in a vase. Super versatile too - can be used fresh or dried and lasting indefinitely
How to make these beauties grow
Sow: Indoors 10-12 weeks before the last frost.
How: Surface sow and cover lightly – can be transplanted. Heat mat recommended as these like it warm to germinate (18-24 degrees)
Space: 30 - 50cm
Where: Full Sun
Days to maturity: 120-150 Days (for pickable stems)
Pick: When the stems are woody
Tender perennial - or can be grown as annual
Notes From The Garden
Only the juvenile/new foliage produces the tight rounded foliage, harvest reguarly to retain the iconic foliage.
Don't forget these are actually trees - if left unpruned these will mature into full sized trees over several years. Either treat as annual every few years, or be prepared to coppice the trees.
Seeds can be slow to germinate taking upto 45 days
Protect young seedlings or trees from heavy frosts
Photo: Johnnys Seeds
NZ Grown seed.