Eucalyptus plug plants

5 year old E. glaucescens at Dartington, Totnes in Devon.

We can supply plug plants of the following species:

Eucalyptus glaucescens (Tingiringi gum)

The most popular species in recent UK plantings due to its exceptional cold tolerance, its general unpalatibility to deer and adaptability to diverse sites. It also typically shows exceptional form and dimensions.

  • Cold tolerant to around -18ᴼC
  • Grows up to 1400m above sea level (asl)
  • Will thrive throughout the majority of UK sites
  • Range from 20 to 40m in height
  • Growth rate approx 28 cubic metres per hectare per year (m3/ha/yr)
  • Sites need some drainage for best growth

Eucalyptus nitens (Shining gum)

E. nitens aged 32 months at Treworder, Cornwall.

Well suited to temperate climates with cool wet winters. In southern England this species can produce very high yields. At a site in Treworder, Cornwall the average tree height was 10.1 metres and the diameter at breast height (DBH) was 10.2 cm just 40 months after planting! Over the entire plantation this translates to an incremental yield of 30 cubic metres per hectare per year.

  • Cold tolerant to around -10ᴼC
  • Requires well drained sites
  • Requires tree guards to maintain stability over initial establishment period
  • Very tall – up to 70m height in natural environment
  • Best short rotation cold tolerant species
  • Growth rate approx 40m3/ha/yr

Eucalyptus denticulata (Errinundra shining gum)

Well suited to temperate climates with cool wet winters. In southern England these can produce very high yields up there with E. nitens.

  • Similar height to E. nitens – 70m at maturity
  • Grows up to 600m asl
  • Cold tolerance to -12ᴼC
  • Establishes quicker than E. nitens
  • Growth rate approx 38m3/ha/yr

E. rodwayii aged 44 months on waterlogged landfill site in north Kent. Soil is a thin clay cap over hardcore.

Eucalyptus rodwayii (Swamp Peppermint)

This species has a low nutrient requirement and extensive rooting ability which means that it is highly suitable for land reclamation and for shelterbelts.

  • Cold tolerant to -12ᴼC
  • Fine narrow leaves
  • Tolerates poorly drained upland areas and frost hollows up to 800m asl
  • Creates extensive horizontal rooting structures
  • Can reach a height of 30m
  • Growth rate approx 26m3/ha/yr
  • Suitable for planting in wettest part of the planting area
  • Used throughout the world as a specialised landfill pioneer species

Eucalyptus johnstonii (Tasmanian Yellow Gum)

A tall forest tree in sheltered valleys. This species is good on waterlogged sites and can be planted in the wettest part of the planting area.

  • Cold tolerant to around -12ᴼC
  • Grows between 500 to 800m asl
  • Good apical dominance characteristics
  • Tolerant of waterlogged thin peaty soil conditions
  • Less tolerant than other Eucalypts of sustained drought conditions
  • Height ranges from 20 to 50m
  • Growth rate approx 26m3/ha/yr

Eucalyptus dalrympleana (Mountain White Gum)

This is potentially one of the best suited species for UK conditions. It produces very good quality timber with a good combination of rapid growth and adaptibility.

  • Cold tolerant to -14ᴼC
  • Adapted to well-drained upland sites up to 900m asl
  • Excellent apical dominance characteristics
  • Can reach 50m height at maturity
  • Growth rate 30m3/ha/yr

Eucalyptus urnigera (Urn Gum)

This is one of the most cold tolerant Eucalypts. It can cope with conditions of frost, snow and wind and has been successfully establishment in Scotland.

  • Cold tolerant, very frost hardy to -18ᴼC
  • Naturally grows in Tasmania on mountains and plateaux (up to 1000m asl)
  • Grows on well drained, rocky dolerite soils
  • Up to 15m in height
  • Can be planted in the most exposed part of the site

Eucalyptus subcrenulata (Tasmanian Alpine Yellow Gum)

A tall forest tree related to E.johnstonii that usually grows in sheltered valleys. It has excellent cold tolerance throughout the UK.

  • Cold tolerant to around -14ᴼC
  • Altitude ranges from 500-1100m asl
  • Tolerant of wet soil conditions
  • Ranges from 20 to 50m in height
  • Growth rate approx 26m3/ha/yr

Eucalyptus aggregata (Black Gum)

This species has fine narrow leaves and is synonymous with E.rodwayi and related to E.ovata (Tasmanian Black swamp gum).

  • Cold tolerant to -14ᴼC
  • Tolerates poorly drained upland areas and frost hollows up to 800m asl
  • Plant in wettest of the planting area
  • Can’t tolerate shading
  • Creates extensive horizontal rooting structures
  • Used extensively as part component of shelterbelts
  • Can reach 20m in height at maturity
  • Growth rate approx 24m3/ha/yr

Eucalyptus coccifera (Snow peppermint, Tasmanian snow gum)

This is a species with straight vigorous growth that is very cold tolerant and has been successfully established in Scotland. It’s juvenile leaves are round and glaucous.

  • Cold tolerant, frost hardy to -16ᴼC
  • Naturally grows in Tasmania on mountains and plateaux (up to 1300m asl)
  • Grows on well drained, rocky dolerite soils
  • Copes with conditions of frost, snow and wind
  • Can reach up to 40m in height
  • Plant on the most exposed part of the site

Eucalyptus delegatensis subsp.tasmaniensis (Gum-topped stringybark)

This species produces one of the highest quality timbers. It is generally sheltered by other forest trees within its natural habitat. It is part of the blue ashes group of Eucalypts and has large juvenile leaves.

  • Similar habitat to dalrympleana, often on dolerite
  • Altitude range from 400-900m asl
  • Plant on most protected sites. Establishes well within a sheltered forest microclimate
  • Cold tolerance to -10ᴼC
  • More fertile well drained sites
  • Requires tree guards to maintain stability over initial establishment period
  • Can reach 90m height in most suitable conditions
  • Growth rate approx 38m3/ha/yr

Eucalyptus parvula (Small leaved gum) 

This is another Eucalypt that has exceptional cold tolerance and has been successfully establishment in Scotland.

  • Cold tolerant, very frost hardy to -18ᴼC
  • Naturally grows in poorly drained, waterlogged soils
  • Can cope with conditions of frost, snow, wind and heavy mist
  • Can reach up to 15m in height
  • Plant in most exposed part of the site

We also can supply E. gunnii, E. dunnii, E, globulus and E. pauciflora in small numbers.

Plug plants are 10-20 cm high seedlings grown in trays of small cells. They can be planted directly in the ground. There are 84 plug plants in a tray. Eucalypts should be planted at 1,667 plants per hectare.

Price list

Number of plug plants  Unit cost
1-30 £2.00
31-50 £1.50
51-250 £1.25
251-1,000 £1.00
1,001-5,000 £0.85
5,001-25,000 £0.75
>25,000 POA

 Eucalyptus plug plants

Please note:

  • Prices are ex VAT and transport
  • These varieties are dispatched from Devon in England
  • Discounts are available for repeat orders.

If you are interested in purchasing Eucalyptus plug plants for 2020 planting please contact us.