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'Big O' Eucalyptus Omeo Gum
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'Big O' Eucalyptus Omeo Gum

Myrtaceae Eucalyptus Neglecta Big O

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Grows InZone 7A · 0° to 5° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Grows in Fairfield! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained, Poorly Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Insect, Disease, Heat
BloomsFall Foliage, Winter Foliage, Spring Foliage, Summer Foliage
Foliage ColorBlue Green, Grey / Silver
Average Height15' to 20'
Average Width15' to 20'
AttractsVisual Attention
FragrancesAromatic, Fragrant Foliage
Additional Information About 'Big O' Eucalyptus Omeo Gum

Eucalyptus Neglecta 'Big O' is a fast and very fast growing tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 7A through 11. It matures to an average height of 15 feet to 20 feet and an average width of 15 feet to 20 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun, morning sun with afternoon shade, morning shade with afternoon sun or filtered sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained, moderately drained or moderately wet. The foliage is blue green and grey / silver in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, insects, diseases and heat. If you like fragrance, Eucalyptus Neglecta 'Big O' has fragrant foliage.

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Noteworthy Characteristics

Eucalyptus neglecta ‘Big O’ is quickly becoming one of the most popular eucalyptus in the United States. Nick-named ‘Big 0’ for its unique, 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 0’ is highly rated for its cold hardiness. Because of its seed provenance, can handle temperatures down to -10 F.

'Big O' is a fast growing small tree that will beg to be planted as a focal point in your garden, and one of the best Eucalyptus in the shade. All grown up it 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.

 

USDA Hardiness Zones & Details: 6b-11 (please see details below)

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.

 

Culture & Care Tips

Sun: Full to Mostly Sun
Soil: Rich, well-drained, slightly acidic (5.5 to 6.5 pH)
Water Needs: When young, water enough to keep soil moist during the first season. Therafter, provide supplemental water in the absence of rainfall.

 

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by Betsy - Bountiful, Utah

My Omeo Eucalyptus arrived well packed, fresh, and in very good condition. I planted it immediately and within only a few weeks it began to put out new growth. This was a great price and I plant o order again in the future.


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