About This Plant

Eucalyptus perriniana, commonly known as spinning gum or spinning top gum, is a unique and visually striking evergreen tree native to south-eastern Australia, particularly in the state of Tasmania. It’s known for its distinct juvenile foliage, which is quite different from its mature leaves. The tree typically reaches heights of 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 meters) or more and features a smooth, greyish-white bark.

The Story


What sets Eucalyptus perriniana apart is its juvenile leaves, which are rounded, silvery-blue, and resemble spinning tops or propellers. As the tree matures, its leaves transition to a more traditional lance-shaped eucalyptus leaf.


The produce of the Round Leaved Snow Gum includes small, woody capsules commonly known as gum nuts. These capsules contain seeds and are a distinctive feature of the tree.
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