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Gum tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Eucalyptus Chapmaniana

 

Gum tree

Unmistakable in appearance, the Eucalyptus is commonly thought of as a tree with grey-green leaves, an open head, and often bark which, on trees of 5+ years, is shredded annually. However some species are in fact shrubs. Juvenile plants produce round or oval leaves, much used in flower arrangements. Older plants produce lance shaped leaves. Most species are tender however some can tolerate light frost and others, temperatures as low as -20C. All are thirsty plants, fast-growing, and aromatic.

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plant Features
  • Gum tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Gum tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Gum tree is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Gum tree likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Gum tree

Latin name

Eucalyptus Chapmaniana

type

Evergreens

family

Myrtaceae

ph

4.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Gum tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Gum tree is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Gum tree likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Gum tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Gum tree is 30.00meters x 30.00meters 30.00 M 30.00 M

Eucalyptus Chapmaniana

Unmistakable in appearance, the Eucalyptus is commonly thought of as a tree with grey-green leaves, an open head, and often bark which, on trees of 5+ years, is shredded annually. However some species are in fact shrubs. Juvenile plants produce round or oval leaves, much used in flower arrangements. Older plants produce lance shaped leaves. Most species are tender however some can tolerate light frost and others, temperatures as low as -20C. All are thirsty plants, fast-growing, and aromatic.


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Mid Autumn

Summer to early Autumn.

 

Plant as a seed

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Plant seeds of hardy species in late winter in sifted compost and leave covered until germinated. Keep the compost moist at all times. Pot on when the second pair of leaves are showing.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Summer TO Early Summer

Plant young plants in early summer, 6 - 12 inches tall avoiding root damage or constriction. In poor soil, add some moist peat and slow-acting fertiliser

 
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