MOUNTAIN GUM EUCALYPTUS TREE (Eucalyptus dalrympleana) also known as Broad-leaved kindling bark, Kindling gum, Mountain White gum, White gum and Broad-Leaved Ribbon gum
Evergreen, native to southeastern Australia. Hardy in the UK to -15c
Eucalyptus attracts bees and other pollinating insects. Due to the high levels of essential oil in the leaves it is often not eaten by deer and rabbits.
Fully hardy down to −15 °C (5 °F) but prefers some shelter. It grows best in full sun. It has gained the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit).
This is potentially one of the best suited species for UK conditions. It produces very good quality timber with a good combination of fast growth and adaptability.
- Architectural specimen tree
- Ideal hedging/screens
- Incredibly good for firewood, due to its dense wood and high energy value.
- Cold tolerant, frost hardy to -15ᴼC
- Can be coppiced
- Copes with conditions of frost and snow
- Low maintenance
Trees, shrubs and plants, especially cell grown can be planted out at any time during the year.
Supplied trees are currently 20-30cm tall and have been cell grown. Plants will be supplied without the pot for safe shipping with the roots carefully wrapped. Orders placed between Weds PM – Sun will be disptached on Monday to minimise time spent in transit and to avoid your order being stuck in the post office over the weekend.
Please bear in mind the plant is posted out via Royal Mail and may not look its’ best when initially unpacked. To help it along, place the roots in water for upto 30 mins as soon as it has been unpacked before planting out / potting on.
Plants, trees and shrubs that have been cell grown can be planted anytime time of the year. Growing plants in cells encourages healthy root growth and because they are often grown in cell trays close together, the plants do not always have chance to bush out. However once transplanted the plant/ tree / shrub will bush out as it grows.
Feeding is generally not required for trees and we recommend AGAINST applying fertiliser to trees purchased.