could anyone please help identify what this tree is please, for my mother-in-law?
Friends have suggested Eucalyptus but we’re unsure.
Many thanks in advance.
South West England
I'd say Eucalyptus.
edited 11 June
Hi there, yes, it's definitely Eucalyptus. I have three, one of which is a bit temperamental - it needs constant watering when it gets hot! The others are almost maintenance free. Your mother-in-law's tree looks as if it would benefit from an organic feed such as blood fish and bone, plus a drenching of the leaves with seaweed extract, and lots of water! There's some very good plant care information on this site:
Buy Eucalyptus Tree UK | Hardy Eucalyptus Grafton Nursery (hardy-eucalyptus.com)
Hope this helps.
"Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years." Anon.
Its a bit late for this year, but next March I would prune it down quite hard. Then give it a feed and water it well and you will get lots of nice juvenile foliage.
You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things.
Thank you everyone - some really helpful advice that is really appreciated and which I have passed on!