Eucalyptus globulus

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Tasmainian Blue Gum (Pr Pkt) җ

Eucalyptus globulus is another excellent summer bedding plant for tropical effect, with large leaves of a stunning silver grey. Many years ago I grew this tree outside in London where it survived several winters until cut down by a hard frost even though it was by then some 30' tall! Over wintered after the first year in a well lit conservatory it will put on an excellent show the following summer bedded out. If you have space in a warm microclimate though do try it out of doors as it will take about minus 5°C to minus 8°C once established. The plant in the picture taken in August is in its first year from seed from a late May sowing, an earlier sowing should produce a 4' to 5' plant by the end of the summer.