Tasmanian Blue Gum


Eucalyptus globulus, commonly known as the Tasmanian Blue Gum or Southern Blue Gum, is a large evergreen tree endemic to southeastern Australia. Four subspecies, each with a different distribution across Australia, occur in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. It is widely cultivated for its fast growth, ornamental value, and numerous other uses, including as a source of wood and essential oils.

The tree can grow up to 45 metres tall with a spread of 15 metres, with a dense, upright growth habit. The bark is usually smooth, white, to cream-coloured, but there are sometimes slabs of persistent, unshed bark at the base. The leaves are large and glossy, with a distinctive aromatic scent when crushed. Flowering time varies with subspecies and distribution, but the flowers are always white.

Eucalyptus globulus prefers well-drained soils rich in organic matter, but it is also tolerant of a wide range of soils, including sandy and clay soils. The tree prefers full sun and is relatively drought-tolerant once established. The preferred pH range is slightly acidic to neutral, between 5.0 and 6.5.

When planting Eucalyptus globulus, it is essential to give it room to grow, as it can reach a height of 45 metres and a spread of 15 metres. Under ideal conditions, the Tasmanian Blue Gum can grow as tall as 90–100 metres with a spread between 15 and 20 metres. It is also essential to ensure that the soil is well-prepared and that the tree is planted at the same depth as in the container. After planting, it is vital to water the tree well and provide it with adequate moisture until it is established.

Additionally, the tree is known for its shallow root system, so care should be taken when planting near buildings or other structures to avoid damage.

This product is not available to customers in SA and TAS, as it is part of the Myrtaceae family.

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