Eucalyptus

The delicate silver leaves of these Eucalyptus trees make a pretty feature all year round yet they are surprisingly tough, surving all that our UK weather has to throw at them.
Current Description
These fast growing trees are currently growing on at the nursery and will be available from the end of the month. They are not yet quite as tall as pictured but they will grow on quickly over the summer and are already nearly 3ft tall.
80+cm tall in a 4L pot
Eucalyptus sapling Eucalyptus trees Close up of the Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus trees
Care Instrictions

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.

More Information

Eucalyptus

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

http://www.gardensablaze.com/HerbEucalyptusMed.htm

Eucalyptus wood