Varnished gum (Eucalyptus vernicosa)
Varnished gum (Eucalyptus vernicosa) is a shrub that can grow 3m – 8m tall and 50cm – 1.5m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Varnished gum (Eucalyptus vernicosa).
This plant is commonly known as varnished gum.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: varnished gum
Scientific name: Eucalyptus vernicosa
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 3m – 8m
Spread: 50cm – 1.5m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Coastal, Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Hedging & Screens, Low Maintenance
Other characteristics: Drought resistant
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Varnished gum (Eucalyptus vernicosa), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Varnished gum (Eucalyptus vernicosa) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Eucalyptus vernicosa likes to grow in well drained soil.
Varnished gum (Eucalyptus vernicosa) should be grown in full sun places.