Eucalyptus ID

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Eucalyptus ID

Post by Mr List » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:04 pm

I bought this Euc thinking it was Gunnii but after seeing a gunnii in another shop I am not too sure it is now.

any clue as to which Eucalyptus it is? that is all the label says, eucalyptus.

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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:15 pm

Where did you get it from?

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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by Mr List » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:24 pm

springfields nursery in middleton

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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by bodster » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:25 pm

I fiirst thought your ID was correct. All eucalyptus have two different sets of leaves. The juvenile set on small plants are often very different from the adult leaves. These look like the adult leaves of gunii but the plant is too small for them to be on it.

I'll do a bit of googleing

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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:32 pm

Mr List wrote:I bought this Euc thinking it was Gunnii but after seeing a gunnii in another shop I am not too sure it is now.

any clue as to which Eucalyptus it is? that is all the label says, eucalyptus.

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Where are you planting them in your garden or in someone else? I've seen a nice clipped specimen kept at a small size for years.

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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by Clive60 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:01 pm

Gunii leaves are usually rounder at that size and don't look long or wide enough for Globulus, it doesn't look like either to me.

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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by Mr List » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:16 pm

I am putting these into the two pots I was asking for plants suggestions for in the other thread.

I plant to keep them trimmed and root pruned (a bit like a big bonsai) but it is quite a shady position so they may just end up being bedding for this year.

if they survive brill, if not £5 each is nothing to lose.

I assume I can coppice/pollard the same regardless of what they are?

if it might help the ID a few of the other plants/seedlings were a more plainer green blue shade rather than blue

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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by greendragon » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:12 pm

I've tried Eucs in pots and they end up looking terrible. Tried Gunni only though.

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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:49 pm

Here's one that's looked good for years....
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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by bodster » Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:55 pm

I've searched around google and its very touch as so many species look simular. They could even be a hybrid

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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by Mr List » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:06 am

do most eucs sucker like gunnii does when chopped down?

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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by bodster » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:04 am

They will tend to come back from the base yes. Thats just their way of coping with bush fires

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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by Mr List » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:49 pm

here is the label ,does this help ID it?
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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:56 pm

I'm not sure the label is the same as the plant you have bought?

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Re: Eucalyptus ID

Post by Mr List » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:26 am

I give up lol.

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