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Eucalyptus

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Reminiscent of the Australian outback

An evergreen tree that is native to Australia. It can grow into a large tree, and has fragrant silvery, grey-green leaves. It can be cut back and grown as a shrub.

Where?

It does very well in any spot where there is full sun and some shelter from harsher winter winds. It can be planted in a large container or placed in a shrub border.

How?

Plant in any well-drained soil. It is easy to grow and quite hardy. Cut it back regularly to encourage new shoots with shimmering, silvery leaves that can be used in flower arrangements.

The more than 700 species of Eucalyptus dominate the forests of Australia with a few more in New Guinea and Indonesia.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 1200 cm - 1500 cm
Plant width 400 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 450 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Garden edging, Mediterranean garden, Patio container, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From April to September