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Eucalyptus Genus

Gum tree

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Eucalyptus genus (Gum tree). These are evergreen trees and shrubs which will vary in hardiness. They have a wide variation in shape, size and habitat. The foliage is attractive in its juvenile growth.

Characteristics

Woody perennials, Semi-evergreens, Fragrants

Other common names

Ironbark

Origin

Australia and Malaysia

Interest and use

Grown for their bark, flowers and aromatic foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are hardy to frost tender, min 1-5C, and will require full sun, and shelter from strong, cold winds in fertile well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to silver leaf.

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