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Eucalyptus perriniana - Spinning Gum

Unusual because the elliptical juvenile leaves are joined around the stem and when they die, they detach from the stem and can spin round it in a breeze - hence the name 'spinning gum'. This is also a cold hardy and exposure tolerant variety and can be cut back or coppiced to produce new juvenile growth. The juvenile growth can be used in fresh and dried flower arrangements.

Mature Height: 10m
Rate of Growth: 1-1.5m per year
Hardiness: *** -15°C +
Soil: Neutral
Position: Wind & Exposure Tolerant
Growth Habit: Tall and spreading crown, can be kept clipped as shrub for production of young leaves.
Leaves: Young leaves are round glaucous blue-green, adult leaves long thin and blue-grey.
Bark: The smooth bark is white, green to pale copper, shedding in ribbons
Special Interest: Ornamental Specimen, Can be Container Grown, Floristry

Mature Height: 10m
Rate of Growth: Slow 0.5-1m per year
Hardiness: *** -15°C +
Soil: Dry Tolerant
Position: Wind Tolerant, Salt Tolerant
Growth Habit: Single or multi-stemmed. Spreading growth habit with open crown.
Leaves: Large oval bluish to glaucous juvenile leaves and glossy olive green adult leaves.
Bark: The bark is smooth and shiny white, cream, green and grey which sheds in ribbons from the stems and branches.
Special Interest: Ornamental Specimen, Can be grown in a pot, Very Hardy

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