This is the most fragrant Eucalyptus tree that we know of. Some other varieties are faint or have no smell at all. Not this one.
You have likely smelled its leaves in flower arrangements or in potpourie. The dusty blue-green leaves of this Eucalyptus are refreshingly aromatic. You'll enjoy walking outside just to smell it and look at it.
Attractive, peeling bark also carries the familiar fragrance for use in closets, drawers, or anywhere you want to add a fresh scent. No leaves to rake, it keeps its foliage year-round. Now you can enjoy color in the winter when all other trees are bare and brown.
Let it's fresh, clean aroma fill your home for days. It quickly grows back trimmed branches. Wonderful in flower arrangements, with its showy leaves.
Natural flea and tick protection. Put some leaves under your pet's bed or in areas where they like to sleep.
Your tree comes in a short bush-like form, but grows very quickly… up to 6 ft. per year! Tolerates drought and is cold tolerant down to zone 7b or in a protected zone 7a.
Grows indoors or out. If you live in the far north, grow it in a container and bring it inside for the winter. Your home will smell amazing.
A popular variety for home health remedies that treat a variety of respiratory and skin problems. My family uses eucalyptus and lemon grass to naturally repel ticks and mosquitoes when we go camping. It's a great alternative to Deet.
The demand for Eucalyptus trees has risen significantly over the past few years. This is a fun tree that does a lot. We recommend ordering soon while supplies are still available.
Place your Eucalyptus Tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Eucalyptus Trees prefer full sunlight, but can tolerate shade. South facing areas receive the most direct sunlight. For a privacy screen plant your Eucalyptus Trees about 5 feet apart. Make sure that your tree doesn't sit in an low area of your yard that collects standing water. Your Eucalyptus Tree will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay, as long as it's well draining. Don't over water your tree. Eucalyptus Trees thrive in desert like conditions, and will only need water during prolonged periods of drought. Rain fall usually provides enough moisture for Eucalyptus Trees. Eucalyptus Trees often don't require fertilizer. If you choose to fertilize your tree use a slow release fertilizer once in the Spring or fall that's low in phosphorous. Every Spring white flowers will bloom on your tree, and small wooden cup shaped pods will grow. They're full of seeds and will drop around October. Eucalyptus Trees can shed their old bark year around.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Eucalyptus Tree.
If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your Eucalyptus Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your Eucalyptus Tree again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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