It is highly unpalatable, and is generally not touched by mammals even if other eucalypts are browsed.
Most trees have very good form, and are self-pruning. Established trees appear to be hardy to at least -16°C, and a very few individuals have survived -23°C, though again there are indications of variation between provenances. It appears to grow on alkaline soils, and to coppice well. One coppiced planting of unknown provenance has developed 2-3 co-dominant coppice shoots per stump, but it is not known if this is a general characterisitic of the species. Mature specimens can be very handsome trees with attractive bark. Seed supplies of E. glaucescens are very limited.
Eucalyptus glaucescens in October 2011in a planting made by the Forestry Commission on a re-stock site in Thetford Forest. The trees were planted in June 2010, with irrigation to aid establishment in dry conditions. The trees were unaffected by the cold in winter 2010-2011, and survived the very dry conditions in spring 2011. Establishment was undoubtedly aided by good weed control pre-planting.