Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus gunnii)
Other Names - Apple Eucalyptus, Cider Gum, Florist's Eucalyptus, Gunnii, Snow Gum
Origins - S. Australia, Tasmania
Type - Perennial (evergreen).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 7 - 10.
Bloom - Summer, Fall.
Approx. up to 80 ft (24 m).
Cultivation - Sunny, and semi-shaded
locations, neutral, sandy, clay, or loamy soils. Will grow on slopes, and tolerate, drought, heat, and humid conditions. Prune for compact shape.
Propagation - By seeds.
Other - Essential oil of Eucalyptus has potent, antiseptic qualities, and is commonly used in many ready made remedies for cold, fungus, and bug repelling.
Caution - ingesting pure essential oil can be fatal, so don't be tempted.
Sap obtained by bruising bark, is sweet, and edible, directly or fermented into cider like drink (hence the common name). It's fast
growth rate, makes Eucalyptus a good supply of fuel wood. Refreshingly fragrant evergreen foliage is great in dry indoor arrangements.
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References - Find more about Hardiness Zones
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