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Eucalyptus pauciflora niphophila Tree

Snow Gum Trees

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A small Eucalyptus with patchwork flaking bark in cream, grey and silvery-green colours, one of our most popular varieties for winter interest.  The aromatic grey/green leaves are narrow and eliptical (rounder when young) and hard pruning can maintain the foliage shape of the young plant. Young shoots are red with a white bloom. It has creamy white flowers in summer which are popular with bees.

Eucalyptus niphophila can tolerate poorly drained soil (not completely waterlogged) and grows well in most soils, with a preference for slightly acidic conditions. This Snow Gum benefits from shelter when young, but as the tree matures it can cope with more exposed sites. This is a slower growing and considerably smaller variety than Eucalyptus gunnii with a good upright shape, making a wonderful architectural tree for small gardens.

Eucalyptus Pauciflora Niphophila is low maintenance and can be pollarded or coppiced annually or every couple of years to provide a multistem bush appearance. Eucalyptus trees do not take well to their roots being disturbed, so plan your planting position carefully - the Pauciflora Niphophila we sell is the largest size that we think is viable for transplanting.

This lovely variety of Eucalyptus tree has the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

AKA Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila, Eucalyptus tree, Cider gum tree, Tasmanian cider tree

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10L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver. All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge. Although it is rarely a problem, we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Non Mainland UK and Overseas Destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Eucalyptus Pauciflora Niphophila trees

When planting Eucalyptus trees, such as Eucalyptus Pauciflora Niphophila, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown eucalyptus trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Snow Gum trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Eucalyptus trees

Snow Gum trees require formative pruning in the first few years. This should be carried out between February and March. The key thing to remember when pruning a Eucalyptus Pauciflora Niphophila tree is to never cut the central leader stem.

During the first 3 years, prune as follows: remove the side branches from the bottom third of the main stem. Prune half of the length from the sideshoots on the middle third of the main stem. Only remove damaged or overcrowded branches from the top third of the stem.

After the first 3 years, maintain a clear trunk by pruning any side shoots.

Eucalyptus pauciflora niphophila Tree (Snow Gum Trees) Description

  • Common name: Snow gum tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 5 x 3 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Grey/green foliage in spring, with white flowers appearing in summer and ornamental bark providing winter interest
  • Soil: Suited to most soil types