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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.
Flower colour: White
Flowering season: spring summer
The foliage has a eucalyptus oil scent
Maximum height: 18 metres
Minimum height: 8 metres
Maximum width: 15 metres
Minimum width: 8 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: all yeaR.
Types of fertiliser: low phophorus.