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Re: E. grandis question
i grow a different suite of euc species here as the climate is indeed almost the exact opposite of yours---despite both being nominally USDA 9 plus. our climate is generally cool (by your standards) year around with WET winters (approx 56" in the period roughly oct. thru may) and very dry summers (3-5" or so TOTAL in the period june thru sept.) think san francisco or eureka, california as ROUGHLY similar climates. as i said, deanei is hardy but saligna (VERY fast growing) will be killed at temps below around 22-24 f. (still tries to come back form the base). other species doing well include nitens (giant tree 70' in 14 years), dalrympleana, gunnii, elliptica, parvula, scopria (gorgeous white birch bark with evergreen weeping willow leaves--extremely fast growth), nova-anglica (loses branches in high winds), neglecta, glaucescens, urnigera, macarthurii, bauerlieneii, badgensis (both from the virginia source), pauciflora ssp. debuezvieleii---never can spell that last name, LOL. leucoxlylon. those trees are just the ones that are about 30' tall or higher.