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Eucalyptus neglecta (Omeo gum)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
15m
Max height
12m
Max spread
20-50 Years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Eucalyptus neglecta

Other names

Omeo gum

Genus

Eucalyptus Eucalyptus

Species

E. neglecta - E. neglecta is a vigorous, oval to rounded, evergreen tree with exfoliating, brown bark and oblong, blue-green leaves, oval to rounded when young, and small, fluffy, creamy-white flowers in summer.


Eucalyptus neglecta is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Leaves are fragrant when crushed.

Habit

Oval-headed, Rounded

Flower

White, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green, Blue-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

Pruning group 1. 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 neglecta (Omeo gum) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in poorly drained, neutral to slightly acid soil in full sun. Juvenile leaves are used in floral arrangements.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Eucalyptus neglecta

Other names

Omeo gum

Genus

Eucalyptus Eucalyptus

Species

E. neglecta - E. neglecta is a vigorous, oval to rounded, evergreen tree with exfoliating, brown bark and oblong, blue-green leaves, oval to rounded when young, and small, fluffy, creamy-white flowers in summer.

Native to

Australia

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Leaves are fragrant when crushed.

Habit

Oval-headed, Rounded


Colour

Flower

White, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green, Blue-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

May be affected by suckers.

Specific diseases

Silver leaf , Oedema

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1. 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 neglecta (Omeo gum) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Flower Arranging, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in poorly drained, neutral to slightly acid soil in full sun. Juvenile leaves are used in floral arrangements.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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Created by garden designer Charlie Hartigan of Envisage Gardens, 1 in 10 garden at RHS Tatton Park Flower Show 2019 was designed as part of the RHS Young Designer of the Year competition. read more


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