Identify eucalyptus


Can anyone name this eucalyptu?  Seen on a road island in Western Australia.  Medium sized tree.  Love the canopy of this tree which would be perfect for a small garden 


  • Without leaf detail, almost impossible to id. Could be a large tree kept small by conditions locally.  Here I'd look at E. pauciflora or E. gunnii, for hardiness. 


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,620

    Agree with H-C, many are not hardy in the UK.

    I have grown gunnii from seed, grows very quickly, forming a good size bush within 3 years.

    I coppice mine every year to keep them small and to get the lovely juvenile foliage.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,916

    Where abouts in WA? If much further North than Perth, it may not be hardy.  We came across some lovely Salmon gums half way between Perth and Monkey Mia, wonderful colour bark, but not hardy here in UK.  If it was around Albany area, it will be hardier as they get frosts down there.

     There is a nursery in North Wales specialising in Eucalypts that are hardy in the UK.

    I have grown E. perinniana , the spinning gum from Chiltern seed. It is hardy here in the East Midlands, surviving -15C

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