Eucalipt - Eucalyptus gunnii
Eucalipt - Eucalyptus gunnii

Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus gunnii

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Stage: pot 16cm, H60+ cm

pot 16cm, H60+ cm
Full description and specifications

Eucalyptus gunnii - spectacular endemic variety from Tasmania, which impresses with its silver-blue foliage. It is an easy-to-grow, compact, well-branched shrub, green all year round, with fast development and high resistance to low temperatures.

Eucalyptus is naturally a good repellent for flies and mosquitoes, which is why it is often grown on terraces or in gardens. Due to its resistance, it is also used as a forest curtain, to cover fences, etc.

The foliage is frequently used in floral arrangements and bouquets, due to its specific appearance and fragrance - the plants are cut several times a year, and then they branch out quickly. In some countries, this variety is grown and massively exploited for its hard wood that can be used in construction, for furniture or as fuel. The sap extracted from this tree is a good natural insecticide and repellent.

In Tasmania and Australia, the sap of the plant is used to prepare some traditional alcoholic beverages, by fermentation. The sap is sweet-flavored, similar to maple syrup, but is considered toxic if ingested as such.

It does not require special soil and is resistant to diseases and pests, being naturally considered "pest free". It withstands temperatures up to -20 °C, without the need for winter protection.

The appearance of the leaves can vary from one specimen to another - eucalyptus leaves change as they mature. It is expected that eucalyptus leaves/tips will be affected after transport, but this aspect does not influence the viability of the plants.

Recommendation : We recommend that you plant the eucalyptus in the garden or in large pots, placed outside during the summer. It is an outdoor plant and does not behave well in the long term in small pots. Do not expose the plant to strong sunlight before planting.

The transport pots in which the plants come are fragile and can break during handling and transport.