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Eucalyptus perriniana (Spinning Gum)

Type Tree, Evergreen
Form Compact Rounded Tree
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Blue Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Eucalyptus perriniana - Cultivation Notes

The fast growing Eucalypts will rapidly grow to large evergreen trees, flourishing on dry sandy soils, flourishing in full sun and arid conditions. It will struggle with shade or very cold exposed environments. Suitable only for large gardens or coppicing

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Eucalyptus perriniana:

  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Eucalyptus perriniana

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Eucalyptus perriniana:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Plant for extreme coastal screening
  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

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