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Eucalyptus dalrympleana (Broad-leaved kindling bark)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
15m
Max height
8m
Max spread
15-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Eucalyptus dalrympleana

Other names

Broad-leaved kindling bark, Kindling gum, Mountain gum

Genus

Eucalyptus Eucalyptus

Species

E. dalrympleana - E. dalrympleana is a large, fast-growing, evergreen tree with white and grey flaking bark, oval, grey-green juvenile leaves and long, narrow, dropping, dark grey-green mature leaves that are bronze when young. White flowers bloom in summer and autumn.


Eucalyptus dalrympleana is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Leaves are fragrant when crushed.

Tree shape

Broadly columnar, Tall, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

May be affected by suckers.

Silver leaf , Oedema Silver leaf , Oedema

General care

Pruning

Eucalyptus can be left to its own devices if grown as a tree. However the removal of damaged, diseased or crossing branches is advised in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Eucalyptus dalrympleana (Broad-leaved kindling bark) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 8m after 15-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Will tolerate all soil types but prefers slightly acidic soil with full sun and shelter when young. Ideal to plant the youngest available specimens in conditions as specified.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Eucalyptus dalrympleana

Other names

Broad-leaved kindling bark, Kindling gum, Mountain gum

Genus

Eucalyptus Eucalyptus

Species

E. dalrympleana - E. dalrympleana is a large, fast-growing, evergreen tree with white and grey flaking bark, oval, grey-green juvenile leaves and long, narrow, dropping, dark grey-green mature leaves that are bronze when young. White flowers bloom in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Leaves are fragrant when crushed.

Tree shape

Broadly columnar, Tall, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

May be affected by suckers.

Specific diseases

Silver leaf , Oedema

General care

Pruning

Eucalyptus can be left to its own devices if grown as a tree. However the removal of damaged, diseased or crossing branches is advised in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Eucalyptus dalrympleana (Broad-leaved kindling bark) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 8m after 15-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Will tolerate all soil types but prefers slightly acidic soil with full sun and shelter when young. Ideal to plant the youngest available specimens in conditions as specified.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Eucalyptus dalrympleana (Broad-leaved kindling bark)

Common pest name

; Apple bark beetle; Asian ambrosia beetle; Granulate ambrosia beetle

Scientific pest name

Xylosandrus crassiusculus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Ambrosia beetle which can affect a wide range of broadleaved trees; widespread in Africa; Asia and parts of the US; with outbreaks in France and Italy. The UK climate is unlikely to be suitable for the pest to thrive and cause significant damage but needs to be investigated through research. A Europe-wide PRA will help inform the case for EU regulation. Premises involved in importing wood and host plants from Italy in particular; where official measures are not being taken; should source material carefully.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Eucalyptus dalrympleana (Broad-leaved kindling bark)

Common pest name

Eucalyptus rust; Guava rust; Rust of eucalyptus; Rust of guava

Scientific pest name

Puccinia psidii

Type

Fungus

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Rust fungus affecting members of the myrtle family; including Eucalyptus. Europe wide assessment should be considered; given its spread to areas (i.e. Tasmania) with similar climatic conditions.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Eucalyptus dalrympleana (Broad-leaved kindling bark)

Common pest name

Gum-tree weevil

Scientific pest name

Gonipterus gibberus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Weevil pest of eucalyptus; present in Australia and South America. Actions would be taken against interceptions on a precautionary basis.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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is my dalrympleana ok?

planted about 2 1/2 yrs ago when about 5ft tall now about 20 foot,it shed leaves during the last few months but those that are left have turned brown and crack when crushed by hand,there are maybe… read more

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