What do I need?
• A trowel
• Garden peat and compost
Make sure that the root ball of the Eucalyptus gunnii is sufficiently moist. Place the tree in a bucket of lukewarm water before planting. The Eucalyptus grows well in soil that is nutrient-rich and not too dry. You can improve poor-quality soil by mixing in some compost. Place Eucalyptus in a wind-protected location with full sun.
In a pot
Make a large hole and add some garden peat and compost. Place the Eucalyptus at the proper height, so that the top of the root ball is just below ground level. Fill the planting hole up with soil, press it down firmly and water immediately. The Eucalyptus does not do well when frequently re-planted.
In the garden
Make a large hole and add some garden peat and compost. Place the Eucalyptus at the proper height, so that the top of the root ball is just below ground level. Fill the planting hole up with soil, press it down firmly and water immediately. Place it in a wind-protected location in full sun.
Eucalyptus - TreeEucalyptus gunnii
Beautifully scented grey-blue Australian
This Eucalyptus Gunnii (bush form) is a native of Australia, but nowadays it is popular in European ornamental gardens. The foliage has an attractive silvery-bluish colour and a fine, aromatic fragrance which keeps gnats at bay. Growth is extremely rapid at a rate of more than 50 cm per year. Keeps its leaves in winter.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreWhat do I need?
• Pruning shears
For the first month after planting the Eucalyptus you should water it regularly. If it is colder than minus 10 degrees Celsius, protect the stem of the tree with a straw mat or bubble wrap.
You do not need to prune a Eucalyptus, but you can if you like. If you want beautiful, new leaves you can trim the branches back during spring. Remove the lowest branches of a young tree, so that the crown of the tree will rise higher.
If you prune too often, the tree may turn into a shrub.
Show moreThe 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.