Monday, 18 April 2011

I've got this tree.   I have actually got a lot of trees but this is one I am not sure about. I put it in four years ago and its grown. Its grown quite well but its leggy and not quite convincing.
Its hardy because its survived a winter which has killed off acacias and Cistus.  I bought it I think from the local garden centre and believed it to be an unusual sort of eucalyptus.
I was amazed this weekend to find on flowers that appear to be mimosa flowers They smell sweet and are really quite delicate.
Ive posted pictures of them on Twitter and even the twittarati have failed to agree on it. My son the gardner has pronounced that its not an acacia because the leaves are too prickly. I have looked it up in various books of plants but cant find anything that actually looks like it.

Any suggested welcomed.....but no more adverts for cheap trees please!


  1. Don't honestly know Jean, but the leaves certainly look like eucalyptus. Try Wisley why don't you. They are very seldom stumped.
    Whatever it is it is most definitely worth keeping.

  2. According to my RHS reference book page 560. Some Eucalyptus trees do flower the E. viminalis seems the likely one as it is frost hardy. will try and photocopy the reference for you