Eucalyptus perriniana is an evergreen eucalyptus tree. The silver / green leaves are on yellow / red leaf stalks near the older branches and then have elongated leaves.
The beauty of this species is that the young branches initially grow through the middle of the leaf and the leaf is, as it were, in a circle around it.
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 turn the leaf optimally towards the sun.
This gum tree does well on well-drained soil and grows about 200/250 cm per year. The first few years to plant a bamboo stick, because this eucalyptus tree can grow rather crooked.
If the main trunk is properly covered, the stick can be removed.
If you prune the Eucalyptus perriniana because you think it is too big, or if it is in the way of one overhanging branch, do not be faint. Cutting a big prick makes the eucalyptus create new branches just below the pruning wound.
We usually cut the eucalyptus at the end of March. Young branches are a showpiece in a bouquet because of the special growth and can be used as cut green.
This species is hardy and can easily defy our winters.
Winter hardiness zone 7a (-18ºC).