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Eucalyptus Gunnii Blue Ice Tree

Eucalyptus Gunnii Blue Ice Tree

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Eucalyptus Gunnii Blue Ice is a rapid-growing eucalyptus variety celebrated for its resilience in our climate. The spectacular Eucalyptus Gunnii stands out as a hardy and favoured choice. Its young leaves boast a captivating silvery-blue hue, gradually transforming into elongated, glaucous, sickle-shaped adult foliage. The tree sheds its smooth whitish-green bark each late summer, revealing a greyish-green bark that can sometimes display pink or orange flushes.

While not as commonly found in the UK, this eucalyptus variety surprises with beautiful creamy-white blooms during the summer flowering season. Though eucalyptus trees naturally reach impressive heights, strategic annual pruning in gardens can maintain them as large shrubs, ensuring a steady supply of coveted juvenile foliage appreciated by both gardeners and flower arrangers.

Ideal for patio cultivation in a pot, Eucalyptus Gunnii Blue Ice can be cultivated to form a standard tree, its compact head of silver-blue foliage responding well to regular clipping. The foliage emits a scented natural oil, effectively repelling bugs and gnats. This magnificent evergreen specimen exhibits rapid growth, reaching up to 1 meter (36 inches) in the first year. Once established, it proves hardy even in chilly temperatures, enduring as low as -18°C (0°F). Celebrate its first year of growth, and anticipate many more years of beauty and resilience.

At a glance

  • Easy to care for
  • Attractive bark and evergreen gum specimen tree
  • Fully hardy
  • Fragrant foliage
  • Fast growing


Available in a 9cm potted plant or plug form

Common Name
Genus Eucalyptus
Plant Form
Plant Type
Climate
Plant habitat
Sunlight Full sun, medium sun
Watering Medium
Flowering period
Flower Colour
Season of interest All year
Foliage Evergreen
Hardiness Rating (RHS) H7 < -20 °C)
Soil type Chalk, clay, loam
Soil PH Alkaline - acidic soil
Size Height: 25m, Spread: 8m
Awards RHS Award of Garden Merit
Care notes Prune to keep as a shrub

 

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