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Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon'

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Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon') at Roger's Gardens

Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus

Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus

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Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon') at Roger's Gardens

Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus

Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus 'Moon Lagoon') at Roger's Gardens

Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus foliage

Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Brand:  Monrovia

Description:

A unique, dwarf selection with fine foliage; exceptional blue emerging foliage matures to blue-green; a beautiful, waterwise landscape specimen, alone or in groups; size can be maintained by pruning

Ornamental Features

Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus has attractive bluish-green foliage which emerges silvery blue in spring. The fragrant narrow leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The gray bark and brick red branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Moon Lagoon Dwarf Eucalyptus makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Windbreak  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Bark 
Ornamental Features