Eucalyptus - Tree
Eucalyptus branches are attractive in a bouquet
Make sure the root ball of Eucalyptus Gunnii is well-moistened by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water before planting. Prepare a suitable hole in fertile soil that is not too dry. Improve poor garden soil by mixing in some compost. Plant the root ball of Eucalyptus Gunnii at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Eucalyptus Gunnii grows well in a sheltered, sunny area.Eucalyptus Gunnii looks great in the garden
The rounded, greyish green leaves of the Eucalyptus Gunnii look beautiful throughout the entire year. Therefore, this beautiful exotic tree is best as a solitary plant. You can prune Eucalyptus Gunnii so that it has a trunk and can be used as a tree, or you can prune it so that it is used as a compact bush. Not to mention, Eucalyptus Gunnii can also be kept as a tub plant.
The evergreen Eucalyptus Gunnii is originally from Australia. Its smooth bark is grey in colour and very attractive. Its aromatic leaves are also beautiful in flower arrangements. The leaves produce the famous eucalyptus oil.
Water your Eucalyptus Gunnii regularly in the first few months after planting. It's up to you whether or not you want to prune your tree, but some light pruning in the spring will stimulate its branches to form gorgeous young leaves. You can prune the young tree in the spring by removing its lower branches so that the crown is a bit more aligned. Regular pruning will encourage further growth of the tree. Protect it from frost (colder than -10˚ C) with bubble wrap and burlap.Eucalyptus in bloom
A full grown eucalyptus of several years old will flower every year in the warm climes of Southern Europe. Even without flowers, this tree, or shrub is really decorative! We advise not to prune if you want flowers - allow it to grow into a tree.