Eucalyptus perriniana Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Description: Perriniana, also known as Spinning Gum ia an open to moderately dense small tree or large shrub with smooth, flaking, cream, grey or green bark. Aromatic, rounded, blue-green juvenile leaves turning shiny and lance-shaped in age and umbels of white or cream flowers in summer. The elliptical juvenile leaves are joined around the stem and when they die, they detach from the stem and can spin round it in a breeze – hence the name 'spinning gum'.

Eucalyptus Growing Tips: Will grow in almost any well-drained soil except shallow chalk. Coppice for control and effect with the best time for pruning being the Spring. Plant in a sunny position or light shade with some shelter from cold, drying winds.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 6m x 4m

Attributes

  • Drought tolerant
  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Flowering month: July
  • M Size: Medium
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Leaf colour: Purple / Green
  • Scented foliage
  • Replacement prune
  • Attractive bark

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