Eucalyptus Neglecta Omeo Gum

Product Description

Eucalyptus neglecta omeo gum is the perfect specimen tree for any garden!  With a fast growth rate and fragrant smell, this unique tree will turn heads to passersbys. It makes the perfect focal point in your landscape! Native in Australia, the eucalyptus tree migrated to the USA for fiber production in 1959.

This species of Eucalyptus has much larger leaves than Silver Dollar Eucalyptus with the same blue green foliage and brown exfoliating bark. The fragrant leaves will elongate after 10-15 years as they turn into adult leaves. The eucalyptus neglecta tree blooms inconspicuous flowers from November to January. Bees love these flowers when it is warm enough for them to collect the pollen.

Caring for Eucalyptus Trees

The most cold hardy eucalyptus tree for the southern United States, the Omeo can grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 7-10. It can handle temperatures down to 0 °F and has been seen with root survival down to zone 5.

The Omeo eucalyptus prefers partial shade to full sun and well draining soil. Eucalyptus cannot tolerate wet feet, waterlogged soils, or sandy soils. It is quick to establish and will grow fast; up to 30 feet tall in 10 years. At maturity, this tree can grow up to 60 feet tall and wide. You can even keep it as a small tree

This evergreen tree is easy to grow and drought tolerant once established. It is free of pests and diseases. Water thoroughly before, during, and after planting until the root system is established. Apply a slow release fertilizer at ground level to boost growth in spring. A layer of organic matter or mulch at the base of the tree will help retain moisture.

The green juvenile leaves are commonly used in flower arrangements, wreaths, or Mediterranean designs. This is the perfect tree if you are looking for a lush smell. Growing eucalyptus is easy!

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Botanical Name

Eucalyptus neglecta

Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Blue green
Mature Height 60
Mature Width 60
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9, 10 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Highly fragrant
  • Exfoliating bark
  • Low maintenance
  • Drought tolerant

Shipping Info

Once your Eucalyptus Neglecta Omeo Gum order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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