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Eucalyptus viminalis

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Ribbon Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Ribbon Gum

Ribbon Gum

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  90 feet

Spread:  50 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  7

Other Names:  Manna Gum

Description:

A straight erect tree often growing to 150 ft but can be regularily pruned to size; a beautiful landscape specimen, alone or in groups, with a fine airy texture

Ornamental Features

Ribbon Gum has attractive bluish-green foliage. The fragrant narrow leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Ribbon Gum is an evergreen tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Ribbon Gum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Ribbon Gum will grow to be about 90 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 50 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, acidic soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Articulation 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features