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Eucalyptus subcrenulata

Tasmanian alpine yellow gum

E. subcrenulata is a tree to potentially 10-20m, with a moderately fast growth rate, but can be managed by pruning or coppicing. Bark is smooth and grey, with yellow-green patches, peeling when mature. Leaves are oval, glossy green and sometimes red-edged on juvenile growth, darker and more lanceolate on mature growth, aromatic

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Size
Ultimate height
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
Wider than 8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Poorly–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Grey Silver Green
Summer Grey Silver White Green
Autumn Grey Silver Green
Winter Grey Silver Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

North–facing or West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Myrtaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
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
Australia (Tasmania)

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in slightly acidic soil with full sun and shelter when young

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 for the best display of juvenile foliage use Pruning group 7.

Pests

May be susceptible to eucalyptus gall wasp and eucalyptus sucker

Diseases

May be susceptible to silver leaf and oedema

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