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Buxton Gum, Silver Gum
A rare, small tree native to two small localities in southwestern Victoria, Australia with broad, silvery bluish-green foliage in a dense, spreading crown and clusters of cream colored flowers. One of its most notable features is that it retains its juvenile-type foliage, while most other Eucalyptus change their foliage to a narrow, sickle-shape when older. It is one of the hardier Eucalyptus and will succeed in temperate climates in USDA Zones 8 to 10. Seeds will benefit from cold stratification for 1 month after sowing. To produce stable trees, seedlings must be planted in their second year, when only 30 cm or so tall.