Eucalyptus urnigera - Urn
Gum, Urn-pod Gum (Tasmania)
This medium to large, fast growing tree is closely related to E. gunnii
and E. subcrenulata. It is easily distinguished by its seed
capsules which are shaped exactly like small urns. It grows to about
40 - 120' high and perhaps half to two-thirds as wide, and tolerates waterlogged
soils and other difficult sites. Like E. gunnii it has both
blue/silver-leaved and green-leafed forms, of which the blue forms are
generally considered the more ornamental (and probably hardier).
Despite the similarities to E. gunnii, it is in every respect a
slightly superior ornamental to E. gunnii, primarily because of
its habit and the way the masses of foliage are held, but also because
the bark and leaves are slightly less drab. The juvenile leaves are
round, usually a little larger than those of E. gunnii and with
ruffled margins, and sometimes with a glaucous-purple bloom like E.
glaucescens. Reasonably common in Britain but deserves more attention
in the United States. Hardy to -4 to +10°F.
Photos of Eucalyptus urnigera
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