|Silver Leafed Mountain Gum
|Approx size in 10 years
|10 x 4
- Grade: 50-60cm
- Common name:: Silver Leafed Mountain Gum
- Code:: Rt
- Approx size in 10 years: 10 x 4
Silver Leaved Mountain Gum distinct from the dwarf version known as Baby Blue
Eucalyptus pulverulenta is known as the Silver-leaved Mountain Gum and develops into a tall shrub or small tree. In cultivation the species is usually seen as a tall, spreading shrub.
The Silver-leaved Mountain Gum is an unusual Eucalypt (especially for eastern Australia) because it retains juvenile foliage into maturity. Plants rarely produce adult leaves.
Leaves, young stems and inflorescences have a powdery white bloom. This is the meaning of the species name.
The juvenile leaves are silvery-grey, round and opposite (see image). Cream flowers are carried in clusters of three in the upper leaf axils. Flowering occurs between May and November. Large fruits are cup-shaped and often retain the powdery bloom.
Responds well to hard pruning
Frost resistant to minus 12
Available from late Autumn