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Eucalyptus cinerea (Argyle Apple)

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Plant description

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The beautiful soft blue foliage of this spreading, medium-sized tree is undoubtedly its most appealing aspect. Use this tree as a feature plant where its blue leaves can be used as a background to either contrast or blend with other colours in your garden. It can also be pruned into a hedge if you are prepared to trim it regularly through the warmer months of the year. If it is left unpruned it becomes a low maintenance tree.

Further reading: Australian Native Trees and Top Gum Trees for Gardens (articles written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring summer

Scent

The foliage has a eucalyptus oil scent

Plant size

Maximum height: 18 metres
Minimum height: 8 metres

Maximum width: 15 metres
Minimum width: 8 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: all yeaR.

Types of fertiliser: low phophorus.

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