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Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila
Alpine Snow Gum
A beautiful, medium-sized Eucalyptus to about 8 m tall, native to high altitude areas in southern New South Wales and Victoria, Australia. It has light, mottled bark, thick, bluish, drooping leaves and clusters of small, white flowers. In habitat it grows in subalpine areas to the tree line and is usually heavily covered in snow during winter. It is one of the hardiest Eucalyptus and will succeed in temperate climates in USDA Zones 8 to 10. Seeds require cold stratification for 2 months after sowing. To produce stable trees, seedllings must be planted in their second year, when only 30 cm or so tall.