Eucalyptus caesia subsp. magna [‘Silver Princess’] comes from the winter rainfall regions of Australia’s west and south, and is summer drought tolerant, meaning it should be well suited to our climate moisture-wise. It can endure some frost.
It is a mallee, an Aboriginal name for eucalypts which grow to a height of 6′ to 20′, and have multiple stems arising from a swollen woody base known as a lignotuber. They have an umbrella-like leaf canopy and the trees shade 30-70% of the ground. The Aboriginal name for this tree is Gungurru.
It has reddish-brown bark has strips which peel back to expose the green trunk beneath. The ends of the branches are thin and flexible, and they often droop downward. It has powdery blue-green foliage.
When in bud, the flowers are topped by a pointed whitish cap, and this is shed to reveal the cluster of showy pink or pinkish-red stamens, with yellow anthers.
Pronunciation: yoo-kuh-LIP-tus KESS-ee-uh
Species Meaning: Light blue
Eucalyptus caesia is native to Australia.
This is a fast growing tree and can put on 3′ in a single season. It has a lifespan of 50-150 years. The fruit, while attractive, can be messy.
It should not be subjected to a lot of wind because it has shallow roots and is top heavy. Does not like shade.
30 seeds received from Dyson Botanicals. Sept 30th 2020 – smoke treatment. Oct 4th Sown
Sown in 2 pots, one put on heat, the other on the bench. Both germinated November 1st.
Dec 17th – one pot pricked out into 16 2.5″ pots.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: | Seed ID: S2084
Found in Greenhouse,
We acquired this plant from Dyson botanical.