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.
I'd say Eucalyptus.
edited June 2021
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.
Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.
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.
Thank you everyone - some really helpful advice that is really appreciated and which I have passed on!