Eucalyptus lacrimans - Weeping Snow Gum
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A very special rare Eucalyptus tree that grows into a beautiful weeping evergreen specimen.
Good tree for the small-medium garden. Also known as Eucalyptus pauciflora 'Pendula'
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Why we like this variety:-
- Beautiful elegant weeping habit
- Ideal for the smaller garden and ornamental planting, requiring little maintenance
- Gorgeous white, peeling bark
- Its rare and special
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus lacrimans MYRTACEÆ; Myrtle Family
Common Name: Adaminaby or Weeping Snow Gum
Status: Evergreen Tree
Origin: Endemic to the broad flat grassy plains of the area around Adaminaby, south-eastern New South Wales. A close relative of the E. pauciflora group
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Nursery Notes 2019 Spring: Currently in propagation. Let me know if you would like to be put on the early warning list.
Description, habit, uses and attributes: Distinctive weeping habit with beautiful slender weeping branches carrying pendulous foliage.
In its native environment, E. lacrimans experiences poorly drained soils and where the winter conditions are cold, frosty; often with snow, frozen ground and heavy mists
Rare and of limited distribution in native Australia. This species was only clearly identified in 1991.
Shoots 'n Leaves: Young shoots, burgundy coated in white wax
Juvenile foliage: blue lanceolate shaped leaves
Adult foliage: shiny, sea-green. Lance shaped and about 12 cm (5 inches) long
Bark: Beautiful smooth, powdery and covered in white wax. The bark peels in thin strips.
Flowers: Profuse, small and delicate white flowers in groups followed, by tightly packed nuts
Leaf Aroma: typical Eucalyptus
Rate of Growth: Exceptionally long lived and very slow growing, taking anything up to 5 years to reach 2m in height
Height in maturity, if left unpruned: ultimately could reach around 8-12 m (24-30 feet) by around 12m (30-36 feet) canopy spread
Hardiness: Has a reputation for being incredibly robust and hardy, tolerating down to -16°C and may be down to -20 °C once mature.
Planting Position and Soil Preference: Enjoys full sun. Very good in cold, damp conditions; withstanding ice and snow. Happy in poor soils and deep wet clays. Plant in a sheltered position out of strong winds or in groups so they can protect each other, against the wind.