Smooth near white trunk and an excellent small tree for gardens, parks and as a street tree, Eucalyptus gregsoniana ‘Little Snowman’ will reach around 5m in height in ideal conditions although often less than this.
Attractive deep evergreen foliage with a natural weeping habit, it is a tree that attracts insects and native birds to the garden. The foliage is a deep green and the new leaf stems are an attractive red.
Commonly called the Wolgan Snow Gum and sometimes the Mallee snow gum, its grows naturally in the Blue Mountains through to the Southern Highlands of NSW, it tolerates frosts and snow as well as windy positions.
This is a tree that has a lignotuber, so hard pruning is possible to manage size or regenerate the plant. It can grow as a single trunked tree, if coppiced it will form multiple trunks.
This is one of a few species commonly called Snow Gun, one other being Eucalyptus pauciflora.
Care and Conditions
Full sun to a little afternoon shade. Best in cooler climate zones as it naturally grows at altitudes.
A well drained soil is essential, it is not a tree that requires humus rich soil and will cope well in rocky soils, sandy areas and poorer soil which adds to it versatility in landscaping.
In long dry summers some extra water may be required.
Summary Description for Eucalyptus gregsoniana ‘Little Snowman’
- Botanical Name – Eucalyptus gregsoniana (syn.E. pauciflora var. nana)
- Common Name – Wolgan Snow Gum or Mallee snow gum
- Position – Full sun
- Soil – well drained.
- Climate – Naturally cooler climates, will grow in a range of climates although moisture in summer is required for good growth.
- Height – To 5m usually 3-5m
- Spread – Canopy or around 4m
- Flowers – White
- Flowering Time – Spring
- Foliage – Mid to deep green, lanceolate
Eucalyptus gregsoniana ‘Little Snowman’ is available for sale from the following Wholesale Nurseries
1750 Westernport Rd Heath Hill VIC 3981
Australias largest grower of semi advanced native and deciduous trees. .9 - 2.6mts high. Supplying councils, developers and landscapers. Includes Acacia implexa, acacia melanoxlylon.