Eucalyptus lunata ‘Moon Lagoon’

A bushy, sparklingly blue shrub for pots and sunny garden spots. Dense young growth becomes treelike, willowy and green in maturity.
Eucalyptus lunata 'Moon Lagoon'
height 4–8ft
width 6–12ft
tolerates Drought, Pots, Salt, Wind
Low – Moderate
This tree should be watered deeply and regularly (when the top couple of inches of soil has dried). Usually this will mean once every week or two during dry weather. A few years after the tree has been planted, once it’s established, you can likely cut back to deep infrequent waterings. Use drippers, emitters a slow stream of water so that it doesn’t run off; allow the water to trickle all the way down through the deepest layers of soil.

Often a tree will tap into groundwater and need less watering or none at all, once established.

A great trick for watering street trees is to drill an eight inch hole on the bottom edge of a 5-gallon bucket, then set the bucket with the hole aligned next to the tree and fill the bucket with water. Fill once for a tree that came in a 1-to-5-gallon nursery pot, twice for a 7-to-15-gallon plant, three times for 25-gallon or larger plants.
exposure Part Shade – Full Sun
drainage In Ground: Planting Mix, In Pots: Potting Soil, Tolerates Heavy Soil, Tolerates Sandy Soil
fertilizing All Purpose
origin Australia
8, 9, 13–23

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Outdoor Exposure Guide


Full Sun
Six or more hours of sun beams directly landing on the plant's leaves.

Part Shade
Three to five hours of sun beams directly landing on the plant's leaves.

Part Sun
One to two hours of sun beams directly landing on the plants leaves.

Full Shade
The plant is never fully lit by sun beams, but is in a bright spot or has dappled sunbeams playing over the leaves throughout the day.

Deep Shade
The plant never has dappled light on the leaves, and is in a place that feels dim, even on a nice sunny day.


Growing Notes

This trees unique powder blue juvenile growth is sought after and used extensively in the cut flower industry. While it grows into an attractive small tree, this plant is easily maintained as a shrub by cutting it back hard (even to within a few inches of the ground) when mature leaves form. This coppicing reinvigorates the tree, which will send up many new shoots and revert back to juvenile leaves.