Possibly the most-loved flowering gum, this West Coast native is a stunning tree in and out of flower. In flower it is covered in fluffy pink blossoms which hang like little fairy tutus; out of flower these turn into big silvery bell-like gumnuts. Leaves are long, slender, bluish-grey and hang elegantly from weeping branches; and the bark peels off attractively in little curls. We are limiting to five per order so everyone has a fair go.
We love Silver Princess for her flowers, foliage, gumnuts
APPEARANCE :A West Coast native gumtree with weeping branches and an open airy habit. Large fluffy pink-red blossoms with yellow stamens appear at stem ends from winter to spring. Young stems emerge reddish and ripen to white; leaves are long, blue-grey in colour ('caesia' means light grey or blue-grey.) The bark - called "minni-ritchi" - peels off in little curly strips. USE FOR : Ornamental garden tree, feature shrub when coppiced (cut hard back), wildlife gardens, for flower arranging and floristry. PLANTING : As a WA species it prefers mild Mediterranean-climate areas of Australia with abundant sunshine, lower humidity, drier summers. Grows in most free-draining soil types. CARE : Stake and protect from strong wind and frost until the plant is established. Apply mulch and continue to water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks and regularly during extended dry periods. HEIGHT : 6 - 8m H x 3 - 4m W YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants with healthy young roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery
We're not able to ship this product to South Australia, Tasmania, or Western Australia for biosecurity reasons.