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Attractive Leaves

Attractive Leaves


Eucalyptus are unusual in that they are a broadleaf evergreen tree and keep their leaves throughout the winter. These make them an excellent tree to provide winter interest and year-round screening. The leaves range massively from small, dark-green and waxy to blue-green, pale green, olive green and broad with red edges.

The juvenile foliage often differs from the adult leaves. The young leaves of some species is used in floristry as they are rounded, blue-green and glaucous (see our Floristry section).

Below is a selection of trees that have particularly attractive leaves.

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Eucalyptus camphora - Swamp Gum

Eucalyptus camphora - Swamp Gum - view 1
Adult Leaves
Young Tree
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Eucalyptus camphora - Swamp Gum - view 5
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Eucalyptus camphora - Swamp Gum

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Eucalyptus camphora - Planting Stock (13.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 3 Ltr Air-Pot (35.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 90-120cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (42.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 120-150cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (67.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 150-180cm in 9 Ltr Air-Pot (66.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 180-210cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (75.00)
Eucalyptus camphora - 60-90cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (42.00)


A popular small to medium sized tree. One of a few Eucalypts that can tolerate semi-shade, being a Swamp Gum thrives in wetter conditions. Unusual in that the young leaves are heart-shaped.

Mature Height: 10m
Rate of Growth: 1-1.5m per year
Hardiness: ** -10 to -15°C
Soil: Wet Tolerent, Dry Tolerant, Clay Tolerant
Position: Full Sun or Part Shade
Growth Habit: Compact shape, dense foliage
Leaves: Young leaves are heart-shaped (obcordate), mature leaves more elliptical, green to blue-green in colour.
Bark: Smooth or partially rough, white-grey to green or yellow, slightly powdery.
Special Interest: Strong Aroma, Heart-shaped young leaves

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Eucalyptus perriniana - Spinning Gum

Eucalyptus perriniana - Spinning Gum - view 1
Mature Tree
Young Leaves
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Eucalyptus perriniana - Spinning Gum - view 5
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Eucalyptus perriniana - Spinning Gum

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Eucalyptus perriniana - 3 Litre Air-Pot (40.00)
Eucalyptus perriniana - 90-120cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (59.00)
Eucalyptus perriniana - 120-150cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (67.00)
Eucalyptus perriniana - 150-180cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (75.00)
Eucalyptus perriniana - 180-210cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (85.00)
Eucalyptus perriniana - 210 - 260cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (80.00)


Unusual because the elliptical juvenile leaves are joined around the stem and when they die, they detach from the stem and can spin round it in a breeze - hence the name 'spinning gum'. This is also a cold hardy and exposure tolerant variety and can be cut back or coppiced to produce new juvenile growth. The juvenile growth can be used in fresh and dried flower arrangements.

Mature Height: 10m
Rate of Growth: 1-1.5m per year
Hardiness: *** -15°C +
Soil: Neutral
Position: Wind & Exposure Tolerant
Growth Habit: Tall and spreading crown, can be kept clipped as shrub for production of young leaves.
Leaves: Young leaves are round glaucous blue-green, adult leaves long thin and blue-grey.
Bark: The smooth bark is white, green to pale copper, shedding in ribbons
Special Interest: Ornamental Specimen, Can be Container Grown, Floristry



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Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - Candle Bark Gum

Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - Candle Bark Gum - view 1
Adult Leaves
Young Tree
Mature Tree
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Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - Candle Bark Gum

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Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - Planting Stock (13.00)
Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 120-150cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (65.00)
Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 150-180cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (60.00)
Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 180-210cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (85.00)
Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 3 Litre Air-Pot (40.00)
Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 90-120cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (55.00)
Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 60-90cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot (45.00)
Eucalyptus rubida ssp rubida - 210-260 cm in 7.5 Ltr Air-Pot 95.00


This tree gets its name from the peeling ribbons of bark around the base of the tree which droop to look like a dripping wax candle and the variation in the leaf colours make this a very decorative tree. It's fast growing and will thrive in low fertile, acid soils.


Mature Height: Up to 20m
Rate of Growth: 1-1.5m per year
Hardiness: ** -10 to -15°C
Soil: Dry Tolerant
Position: Wind Tolerant
Growth Habit: Dense foliage, straight and compact.
Leaves: Young leaves can be rounded and blue-green, adult leaves are long blades and range from glossy green to grey-green.
Bark: The bark is white, red and brown bark colours shedding in ribbons.
Special Interest: Ornamental Specimen




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