EUCALYPTUS parvifolia

Commonly known as Ironbark, Kybean gum, Small-leaved gum

Peeling bark, dainty grey foliage
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Mid-green juvenile leaves are followed by lance-shaped, grey-green adult leaves to 7cm (2¾in) long
  • White
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading tree. Produces umbels of 7 flowers in summer
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy 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 sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds

EUCALYPTUS parvifolia

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. E. parvula. Tolerates chalky soil
    Ornamental bark
    Peeling, smooth, grey and white bark
    Pests & Diseases
    Silver leaf, oedema
    Place of origin
    Australia (New South Wales)
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable 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 1
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable 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 & 7
    For foliage display
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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Eucalyptus - Growing Guide

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