A large, majestic, evergreen tree with a straight clean trunk and bark in shades of brown, blue and white. It is shed in strips annually on the main branches, while being persistent on the trunk The tree has an open, airy canopy with dull green, slightly glaucous, lance-shaped leaves with conspicuous veins. Mature specimens are capable of reaching 60m (200ft) high, making them suitable only for larger gardens or parkland. White flowers are produced in clusters of up to fifteen in mid-summer which are very attractive to bees. All parts are aromatic.
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Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Eucalyptus are evergreen trees or large shrubs, often fast-growing, some with attractive bark, most with aromatic foliage, and clusters of small, white, yellow or red flowers
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How to grow
Grows well in most garden soils that are moisture-retentive but well drained and in full sun.
Propagate by seed at 13-18°C in spring and summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Mediterranean climate plants
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