However, in Southland in New Zealand it is commonly planted on the coldest sites in windbreaks and on wet sites with a high water table. In Britain, its form in arboreta is good, and young trees grow very quickly. In its native habitat in Tasmania it grows on seasonally wet sites at high elevations, although in cultivation it grows well in drier conditions also. Established trees are likely to be hardy to at least -16°C. This species deserves to be trialled widely, particularly on wet sites that can be cold in winter.
Two specimens (centre right) of Eucalyptus rodwayi age 7 years, in a notoriously frosty valley bottom in north Kent
Eucalyptus rodwayi age 11 years in a farm shelterbelt on an exposed plain near Manapouri, Southland, New Zealand. The cultivation has disturbed the unusually extensive surface root system of this species. Early growth of all eucalypts in this area is slow, due to the challenging environment and to limited control of grasses around the trees after planting.