Eucalyptus gunnii is an evergreen eucalyptus tree. The gray / green leaves of the gum tree give off a delicious eucalyptus smell. Especially when the leaf is bruised, a strong eucalyptus smell is released (mosquitoes hate this smell).
The leaves of young plants are almost round and light gray / green in color. The leaves of older specimens are elongated.
If the leaves get too much sun than is good for them, they turn away from the sun themselves so that only the side of the leaf points towards the sun.
If there is little sun they rotate the leaf optimally towards the sun.
Do you want to keep young leaves than to cut a part every year. You will get young leaves at that location.
Also the bark of some older trees is nicely rough with flakes.
If you prune a eucalyptus tree because you think it is too big, or if it is just that one overhanging branch in the way, do not be faint. Fragmenting pruning results in the Eucalyptus creating new branches just under the pruning wound.
Eucalyptus is used for various purposes, oil is extracted which is still used by traditional aborigines against various ailments.
Eucalyptus is also used for toothpaste, cough candy, throat softeners, nasal spray, king, etc.
The leaves can be picked in the summer, dried and stored in an air-tight pot or similar
These trees are also used to dry wet areas.
With their long roots, they suck the water away like a sponge. Despite this, Eucalyptus can also withstand drought fairly well. This species is moderately hardy and can easily withstand a mild winter.
Winter hardiness zone 9a (-8ºC).