Moon Lagoon Gum Tree - Eucalyptus lunata - 20 Seeds

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Eucalyptus lunata 'Moon Lagoon'(Fine-Leafed Mallee) - A shrubby small Eucalyptus that can reach 12 feet tall with small rounded spade-shaped, gray-green juvenile leaves flushed a pale purple that matures to a leaf that is green with a curved boomerang shape. If left to mature, in spring to summer appear reddish-orange caps that open to expose white flowers. This plant can also be cut hard every few years to maintain it as a medium-sized shrub to 4 feet tall and to promote the fine textured and aromatic juvenile growth that has become very popular in the California cut foliage market. Plant in full sun to light shade. Irrigate occasionally to infrequently. Hardy to about 23 F but can resprout when top growth frozen - root hardiness not known. A nice fine-textured shrub for the garden and for cut foliage - it reportedly looks good up to 2 weeks in the vase. Moon Lagoon is possibly a naturally occurring hybrid but is also sometimes listed as Eucalyptus latens, a species known only from one dense stand in the jarrah forests of the south-eastern corner of Western Australia that is sometimes included with the more widespread E. foecunda in the Proantherae series of Eucalyptus. In the July 2012 issue of Nuytsia, the journal of the Western Australian Herbarium there is an article titled "Notes on the identity and status of Western Australian phrase names in Corymbia and Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae)" by Dean Nicolle, Malcolm French and Kevin Thiele they list a Eucalyptus sp. Sullivan Soak (D. Nicolle & M. French DN 5503) and note that "both E. sp. Sullivan Soak and E. latens are members of E. ser. Porantherae, in which a number of potentially undescribed taxa have been identified and which is the subject of an extensive and long-term taxonomic study". Further note that "Eucalyptus sp. Sullivan Soak has been known in cultivation since the 1990's under the name Eucalyptus ‘Moon Lagoon’. We are unaware who coined the name, or why, although the taxon is the dominant species in the vicinity of a crescent-shaped salt lake with a distinctive lunette just east of Lake Magenta Nature Reserve." The information displayed on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations that we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in our crops out in the nursery field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well, and welcome hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Eucalyptus lunata 'Moon Lagoon'.
  • Eucalyptus is an enormous and fascinating genus
  • It comprises over 700 species and accounts for more than two-thirds of Australia s vegetation
  • Eucalyptus ought to be planted outside when they are between 8 - 14 inches in height
  • Excellent in floral arrangements
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