Eucalyptus Subcrenulata

Stock status (June 2024)

General characteristics:

Hardy:Very, frost hardy to -16°C
Soil:Will grow in a wide variety of soil types, likes hydration.
Growth:Medium, 1m per year.
Height:Usually 20m plus, though this is a native growing height (Alpine). May grow taller at lower / warmer altitudes.
Flowering:Late winter to early spring.
Biomass:Will produce good firewood and coppice.

Common names

Also known as; Tasmanian Alpine Yellow Gum

  • Very tough and hardy
  • Happy growing in boggy ground, and if you have such, will help dry it up and make it more useable. NOTE I would go for the larger Johnstonii if this is your intention. Other factors being equal, e.g. the not so mighty Subcrenulata would better suited if there are nearby buildings 😉
  • The dark green glossy leaves of the Yellow Gums are quite unusual for Eucalyptus, and my personal experience so far is that this makes them less prone to wind burn.
  • Less prone to Blue Gum Psyllid 🤣

Mine are still quite small, perhaps four metres tall after a couple of years, they do grow quickly. The bark is starting to shed and reveal the yellow underneath

Eucalyptus Subcrenulata bark

They are indeed very hardy, no issues with the prolonged cold snap towards the end of 2022

Eucalyptus Subcrenulata leaves in frosts

During the rest of the year, the foliage is a beautiful deep green.

Eucalyptus Subcrenulata foliage close up