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 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.
UK Grown Ornamental TreesClimate Change
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.