Eucalyptus nandewarica - Mount Kaputar Red Gum A rare and extremely little-known species related to E. dealbata, but likely to be hardier.
Eucalyptus neglecta - Omeo
Gum, Omeo Round-leaved Gum
(Victoria) This is quickly becoming one of the most pupular eucs in the
United States. Distantly allied to the blue gums but anomalously
hardy and shade tolerant; it makes fast growth to 30 - 60' high with equal
spread. It will also tolerate waterlogged soil and considerable heat.
The juvenile leaves are large and round and on square stems, and usually
persist for 7 - 15 years before any adult leaves are seen! In a cool
moist climate the foliage assumes a fabulous purplish hue. One specimen
withstood an amazing -17°F with little damage in Cincinatti, but this
seems to have been a one-time incident; as the same tree later froze to
the ground at -8°F. Usually this species can be relied upon to
withstand temperatures down to -4 to +2°F, and it should be grown in
zones 7b and up.
Photos of Eucalyptus neglecta
Eucalyptus neglecta is also featured in Milligan Seeds and Trees Gallery: (tree in habitat - bottom left)
Eucalyptus nicholii - Willow-leaved
Black Peppermint, Willow Peppermint, Narrow-leaved Peppermint, Small-leaved
Peppermint (New South Wales, Queensland) A fairly common eucalypt in
California, this species makes a rather broad-spreading, weeping, fine-leafed
tree to about 40 - 50' with fibrous bark. Formidably heat and drought
tolerant, but sometimes damaged by wind. Nearly all plants in cultivation
in the US are of cold-tender provenance. 4 to 16°F.
Photos of Eucalyptus nicholii
Eucalyptus nitens - Shining
Gum, Silvertop, Ribbon Gum (Victoria,
New South Wales) A very tall, straight-trunked and fast-growing species.
It is variable in its bark and leaves, but many forms have fabulous shiny
leaves and silvery shining bark. One of the most popular eucs in
New Zealand, and quickly becoming so in the British Isles. One specimen
on Vashon Island, Washington is approaching 60' tall. See also E.
denticulata and E. cypellocarpa. 3 to 15°F.
Photos of Eucalyptus nitens
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Eucalyptus nitida Smithton
Peppermint, Shiny leaved Peppermint, Peppermint (Tasmania) As the name
suggests, this tree has attractive shiny green adult leaves. It is
fast growing and quickly develops an attractive domed canopy. Juvenile
leaves are pointed and smell of peppermint. Reasonably tolerant of
adverse conditions. Closely related to E. willisii of the
mainland. 5 to 15°F.
Photos of Eucalyptus nitida
Eucalyptus nortonii - Long-leaved Box, Mealy Bundy (Australia) Closely related to E. goniocalyx, but more glaucous. Likely to be similarly heat tolerant, and possibly useful in the South US. Probably hardy to around 11 to 16°F.
Eucalyptus notabilis - Blue Mountains Mahogany (Australia) Possibly worth a trial in warmer parts of zone 8.
- New England Peppermint, Black Peppermint, (New
England Tableland of northeastern New South Wales and adjacent southeastern
Queensland) Of all the truly hardy species of Eucalyptus, this one has
the northernmost place of origin in Australia. It has deeply furrowed
black bark and grows to about 50'. Often used for oil production.
The juvenile leaves are a vivid blue; adult leaves are long and narrow.
It seems to do comparitively well in desert climates or climates characterized
by wide swings in temperature. It is also said to tolerate relatively
wet soils and will do well in clay. A member of the Silver-leafed
Stringybarks (i.e. E. cinerea). Hardy to somewhere around
1 - 9°F, and an exceptionally vigorous regrower if frozen to the ground.
Photos of Eucalyptus nova-anglica
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