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EvergreenJuvenile leaves are oval to rounded, mid-green and often glaucous (bluish-green or white bloom). Adult leaves are elliptic to lance-shaped, grey-green, 5-8cm (2-3in) long.
TreeDense, erect then spreading tree with smooth, whiteish green bark. Flowers freely in clusters of 3.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Full sunShelter from cold drying winds
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Additional FeaturesOrnamental barkbark is shed annually in late summer to reveal yellowish to greyish green new bark, sometimes flushed pink or orangePests & DiseasesSilver leaf, oedema.Place of originAustralia (Tasmania)
Garden Location/ConditionsAustralian / New Zealand
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1Pruning group 4Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7For foliage display
Scented PlantsScented foliage
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilNeutral to acid soil
Tree ShapeBroadly columnar
- How to plant a tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young trees - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Clearing up fallen beech tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning and Shaping Magnolia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing Ivy - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing wire protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Crown uplift - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Maintaining variegation - Video Tip ondemand_video
EUCALYPTUS pauciflora subsp. niphophila
CALLISTEMON citrinus 'Splendens'
Buy Varieties of EUCALYPTUS gunnii
small silver-blue leaves and comparatively compact growth
silvery-blue leaves becoming bluer with age