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Eucalyptus aggregata - 9 litre Air-pot

Eucalyptus aggregata - 9 litre Air-pot

An evergreen tree that looks comfortable in an English rural or garden setting. It has an airey, light, elegant  and graceful habit and gives a relatively quick result without becoming huge.

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Botanical Name: Eucalyptus aggregata       MYRTACEÆ; Myrtle Family

Common Name: Black Gum

Status: Evergreen Tree          

Origin: endemic to Australia. It was first described by Deane and Joseph Maiden in 1900.  (southeast Australia, not including Tasmania)

 

Please note: This is a specimen tree in a 9 litre Air-pot. The picture shows a specimen in a 20 litre Air-pot photographed last year. The 9 litre Air-pot specimens are almost as large now - we will post some actual photos shortly - if you would like to see one sooner please conact us and we will email you some current images.

Unfortunately, the  national carriers charges on these large trees is very high and constantly changing. We prefer customers to collect from the nursery but we can arrange carriage at cost or arrange to meet somewhere at up to approx 1 hours drive from the nursery at cost. Please contact us for details.

 

Why we like this variety:- 

  • It's an evergreen tree that looks comfortable in an English rural or garden setting.
  • It has an airey, light, elegant  and graceful habit
  • It gives a relatively quick result without becoming huge

 

Description, habit, uses and attributes:  This variety belongs to the small fruited swamp gums. It produces a nicely shaped tree with an open spreading crown, casting a light shade. Arching branches carry dense foliage in clusters. 

Shoots 'n Leaves:  Very fine, elegant willow like foliage.

Juvenile leaves are deep copper bronze, turning dark green. 

Adult leaves are up to 13 cm long, lance shaped and slightly glossy to dull green.

Bark:  Rough textured, dark yellow and grey bark.

Flowers:  Cream White flowers in groups of 7.

Leaf Aroma:  subtle typical Eucalyptus aroma

Rate of Growth: Moderate rate of 1.0-1.5 metres per year

Height in maturity, if left unpruned: no more than 20 metres in height when mature.   Small to medium sized tree.

Hardiness: Minimum temperature approx.  -15°C,  The young trees in our nursery survived well, during the winter 2010/11 and  we registered -20°C

Planting Position and Soil Preference: Happy in normal garden soils in an open and sunny position but this one of the swamp gums and usefully  tolerates  boggy, wet conditions.    Don't grow in shade.

Although sometimes considered synonymous with the closely related E. rodwayi, the two are distinct.

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