EUCALYPTUS gunnii 'France Bleu'

Commonly known as Gum tree, Ironbark

Small silver-blue leaves and comparatively compact growth
  • Evergreen
    Narrowly obovate leaves, younger leaves more rounded
  • Cream
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
    Small tree
  • 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 gunnii 'France Bleu'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Prune back in March and at the end of May to maintain shape and juvenile foliage
    Pests & Diseases
    Silver leaf, oedema
    Place of origin
    Australia (Tasmania). Garden origin. France. Renault Nurseries
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (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
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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