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Eucalyptus glaucescens

Tingiringi gum

A vigorous broadly conical tree 12m to 20m tall, with smooth, grey-green to white, peeling bark. Juvenile foliage blue-white, rounded; adult leaves narrowly lanceolate, blue-green and aromatic when crushed. Young growth may be tinged pink. Creamy-white fragrant flowers are produced in small clusters in autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Poorly–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Grey Silver White Blue Grey Silver
Summer Grey Silver White Blue Grey Silver
Autumn Grey Silver White White Blue Grey Silver
Winter Grey Silver White Blue Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Myrtaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

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

Name status

Correct

Plant range
SE Australia

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How to grow

Cultivation

Prefers neutral to slightly acidic soil that does not dry out but will tolerate most soil types. Requires a sunny situation with shelter from cold drying winds

Propagation

Propagate by seed at 13-18°C in spring and summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Pruning group 1 or Pruning group 7 for the best display of juvenile foliage

Pests

May be susceptible to eucalyptus gall wasp and eucalyptus sucker

Diseases

May be susceptible to silver leaf and oedema

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