These instructions are sent with the plant gift
This elegant Eucalyptus tree is surprisingly hardy and will do well in a sunny spot in the garden.
Whilst your plant is in a small pot it will need regular watering. Aim to water it heavily and then allow the top of the compost to dry out before watering heavily again. As soon as practical your eucalyptus tree will benefit from being planted out in the garden or potted up in a much larger pot. Add a top dressing of well rotted manure or other rich compost to help your plant settle in.
When these cyclamen are in small pots you will need to water regularly especially if in a warm spot. Ideally they should be allowed to suck water up from underneath, so it is best to leave the plastic pots in a tray or sink with a couple of centimetres of water for a few minutes before returning to their wicker basket. In a warm room you may need to do this several times a week. Try to keep the compost damp - not dry and not soggy
These plants are already over a year old and take around 10 years to fully mature
Your plant shouldn"t need much feeding but if you are keeping it in the small pot for a while or the leaves start to appear pale of mottled then a good general purpose feed will always give it a good boost.Eucalyptus trees are reasonably hardy but if we do have particularly cold spells (-5C or colder) then a fleece or heavy straw mulch will give your plant a bit more protection especially in the first couple of years. If some of the leaves do get damaged in severe frost just prune them off and your tree will put on new growth in the spring.
Scientific Name:Eucalyptus Gunni
Also known as the cider gum tree
White flowers in late summer
This variety is native to Tasmania and does surprisingly well in the UK. Eucalyptus Gunnii is hardy down to -14C and for that reason is one of the most popular Eucalyptus trees for UK gardens. The immature round leaves eventually give way to the longer oval foliage as the tree matures