Small Leaved Gum
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Evergreen tree to 30-50 ft (9-15 m) tall, similar spread; young stems red on sunny side. Bark smooth, gray, gray-green and sometimes pink. Juvenile leaves opposite, elliptic, about 2.5 cm long, sessile (lack petioles), blue-green; adult subopposite, opposite, lanceolate, leaves about 6 cm long and 0.5-1 cm wide, petiole more or less flattened, 2-6 cm. Flowers white, in clusters (umbels) axillary, buds ovoid. Fruit about 3-4 mm wide and long.
- Sun, drought tolerant, good desert tree. Branches to the ground, good as wind break or screen.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Native to Australia, New South Wales, reportedly highly endangered in its native habitat.
- parvula: from Latin parvulus, small or little.
- Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden