Standard Eucalyptus Gunnii Tree
The evergreen Eucalyptus Gunnii tree has extremely decorative silver-blue oval shaped foliage and flaking bark in shades of grey, cream and brown. Gunnii is well known for it’s insect repelling qualities; this standard is ideal for patio planters or growing in borders.
Photos are for illustration purposes only but you can re-create the effect above by planting some Lavender plants at the base of the tree.
Details Standard Eucalyptus Gunnii Tree
- Ideal plant for in a pot on your terrace
- Pot size: 15 cm
- Flower colour: white
- Leaf colour: Grey
- Full grown: 1 Year
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 20 cm
- Plant spacing: 75 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Gunnii Tree
For best results soak the roots for approx 2 hrs before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks. This is a hardy variety. Choose a full sun position, with a bit of shelter from the cold winds.
It requires a well-drained moist soil; avoid chalky soils. Apply a thick layer of mulch in winter to help stop the soil from freezing and to protect the roots. During harsh winters you may need to bring pot grown trees indoors to an unheated room until it warms up.
Prune to your desired size in springtime. They do not like to be disturbed. Winter hardy until -12ºC.