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Big O' Eucalyptus Tree - Eucalyptus neglecta

Big O' Eucalyptus Tree - Eucalyptus neglecta

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'Big O' Hardy Eucalyptus Tree
Eucalyptus neglecta 'Big O'

Eucalyptus neglecta 'Big O' is quickly becoming one of the most popular eucalyptus in the United States. Nick-named "Big O" for its unique, large, perfectly round leaves. Juvenile foliage is vivid blue with red highlights, fragrant, and a stand out in any floral or dried flower arrangement. The juvenile leaves are large and round and on square stems, and usually persist for 7-15 years before any adult leaves are seen, which are elongated. In a cool, moist climate the foliage assumes a fabulous purplish hue. The bark is rough, fibrous and grey on the trunk, turning smooth grey and green above. Big O is highly rated for its cold hardiness. Because of its seed provenance it can handle temperatures down to -10 F. All grown up Big O could reach 20" in height with an equal spread. 

Big O handles waterlogged soil, is shade tolerant, is disease and considerably heat resistant, and long-lived. Responds well to pruning so size is easy to control. With all these attributes, it's no wonder this variety is a favorite.

Plant Details & Attributes

USDA Zones: 6b-11  Find Your Zone
In Atlanta, Georgia, 10 month old trees had minimal leaf damage and looked great after a brutal winter (2013/14) where temps reached 6 degrees. In Western, NC, 10 month old trees - that froze to the ground at -10 degrees - are growing vigorously from their base.

Plant Type:  Evergreen Tree
Height at Maturity:  20-30'
Width at Maturity:  15-20'
Spacing:  8' for solid hedge; 22'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Broad, Upright
Growth Rate: Fast intially then slowing down
Flower Color:  White
Flowering Period:  Summer
Foliage Color:  Blue Green, new leaves are Purple-Bronze to Pinkish
Fragrant Foliage:  Yes, strong typical Eucalyptus aroma
Sun Needs:  Sun or Shade
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (Amended), Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist to Boggy, Dry when established
Soil pH:  5.5 to 6.5 (Moderate to Slightly Acid)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low when left in it's natural form
Attracts:  Visual Attention, Songbirds
Resistances:  Boggy Soil, Deer, Disease, Drought (when established), Heat, Insect, Wet Soils


'Big O' is a fast growing but smaller Eucalyptus tree that will beg to be planted as a focal point in your garden. All grown up he could reach 20" in height with an equal spread. It is one of the best Eucalyptus in the shade. Can also be useful as an evergreen hedge or screen. 

Other Landscape / Garden Uses:  Background, Groupings, Hedges, Screens, Specimen Tree, Landscape Borders, Sunny or Partially Shaded Woodland Border

Theme Gardens:  Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower Gardens, Perennial Gardens, Xeriscape Gardens (low water needs)

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5 Stars
Wonderful customer service, fast delivery and the tree is beautiful.
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Reviewed by:  from Wisconsin. on 11/15/2015
5 Stars
Cold Hardy Eucalyptus
Very happy to find these cold hardy Eucalyptus. Hope it does well here in Missouri
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Reviewed by:  from Columbia MO. on 9/22/2015
4 Stars
Pleased with my tree
Small tree in a 1 gallon pot but I know they grow fast. Fast delivery and the tree was in very good condition. Thanks for the tip on not to disturb the roots when planting...I didn't know that about Eucalytpus. Overall very satisfied. I never give 5 stars but if I did I would've given it here.
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Reviewed by:  from Fort Worth. on 8/30/2015

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