- Light Requirement is Full Sun
- Height 24-36 Inches
- Width 18-24 Inches
- Use as a thriller when using in containers
- Beautiful fragrant silver foliage!
- Growing Zones 9 - 10
Steel Tower™ Eucalyptus gunnii is grown for its fragrant, silvery foliage. This plant thrives in either a container or the ground. The stems are frequently cut and used in flower arrangements.
Because of the plant’s bushy shape, it makes a beautiful backdrop for tall flowers. In containers, you can use this plant as an upright thriller. Eucalyptus Steel Tower is hard to kill; it is heat and drought tolerant and deer and rabbits avoid it. It will grow well down south where it gets and stays hot all summer.
Steel Tower Eucalyptus Care
Eucalyptus Steel Tower should be fertilized sparingly with a water-soluble fertilizer or with slow-release fertilizer. Pruning is limited to dead or sick branches. This plant needs about the same water as most other plants when growing. While Eucalyptus Steel Tower will appreciate water during the hot season, it is tolerant of drought and heat once it gets established.
The plant needs full sun and well-drained soil. Eucalyptus Steel Tower will not make it through the winter unless you bring it in while it is cold outside.
Steel Tower Eucalyptus Spacing
If you grow Eucalyptus Steel Tower in a container, make sure it is a big one; the plant grows to be three feet tall and two feet wide. Because of its size, Eucalyptus Steel Tower needs to be 18-24 inches from other plants, or it will overwhelm them and crowd them out.
Steel Tower Eucalyptus Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-10|
|Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s) Silver|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 24-36 Inches|
|Spread: 18-24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18-24 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Use Types: Container, Landscape|
|Features: Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Scientific Name: Eucalyptus gunnii 'Steel Tower'|
|Common Name: Steel Tower Eucalyptus|
|Other Name(s): Cider Gum|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Selections|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.