The Spinning Gum Tree (Eucalyptus perriniana) is a very unusual and exotic tree. A Native to Tasmanina, it is known as the spinning gum because of its interesting young foliage that encircles the stems. As the tree ages they dry up and break free from the growth point still encircling the stem and "spin" in the wind and thus its name. Its bark on the main trunk has a somewhat mottled cinnamon colour as distinct from silver or grey. An additional attraction is the sweet fragrance of the flowers, likened to burnt cinnamon. Bees in particular are attracted to this.
A medium height, so therefore expect a height of up to 6 metres (20 foot) after 10 years. Supplied height 125cm in a 7 -12 litre container
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
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Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.