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Eucalyptus olivacea Summer Scentsation

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Eucalyptus olivacea Summer Scentsation Scented Gum,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Trees Dense, Open Canopy, Upright

The large yellow-green flower heads of Summer Scentsation™ produce a spectacular summer display across the Christmas to early autumn period, and the attractive perfume adds a heady touch to the festive season. The shiny grey-green leaves are a bright contrast to darker foliage even when not in flower, and the clean trunk supports this small tree of 4-6 m high x 3-4 m wide ~ a perfect scale for all gardens. So important is Summer Scentsation™ as a food source for a wide range of small birds that it should be at the top of your garden planning list, whether you live near the seaside or in drier inland climates. The flowers also last for a long time in a vase.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Coastal Garden, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Fragrant Garden, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Myrtlepest And Disease Rust

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green, Grey
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: TBA

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High