Happy Eucalypt Day! Eucalyptus pulverulenta ‘Baby Blue’

National Eucalypt Day is an initiative of Eucalypt Australia that aims to raise awareness of Eucalypts and celebrate the important place that they hold in the hearts and lives of Australians. 

I have taken some photos of one of my favourite Mallee Eucalypts, flowering in my garden for the first time this month, luckily coninciding with National Eucalypt Day!

 Eucalyptus pulverulenta ‘Baby Blue

The National Eucalypt Day program aims to meet the promotion, education and conservation objectives of Eucalypt Australia by addressing the themes of tree breeding and genomics, primary education and public awareness. 

 Eucalyptus pulverulenta ‘Baby Blue

This is Eucalyptus pulverulenta ‘Baby Blue‘, it flowers in Autumn like many from its genus. National Eucalypt Day promotes the many important attributes of this iconic Genus, I would love to see more variety of gum trees planted in our residential gardens and street scapes.

Eucalyptus pulverulenta ‘Baby Blue

And with the large array of small Mallees and Grafted Gums available now, thanks to passionate plant breeders, there really is a gum tree for every situation 😉

Visit https://www.eucalyptaustralia.org.au/ for information about this wonderful Genus and how you can get on board to support their important work.

And please plant a Gum Tree in your garden 💚 for the birds, bees and pother pollinating insects.

2 thoughts on “Happy Eucalypt Day! Eucalyptus pulverulenta ‘Baby Blue’

  1. Sam on

    Hi, I’ve got a young baby blue about 1.8m high, shooting straight up with a leader. Would like it to have a good strong trunk but branch out horizontally at about 1.2ish. Do I need to cut that leader back to the desired height and if so, when is the best time to do this?

    Thanks
    Sam

    • Kath Gadd on

      Hi Sam,

      If you want your ‘Baby Blue’ to spread out and become wider you will need to lop the top off it. I would prune it down to the height you desire of 1.2m, you can prune it after it flowers.

      Best Wishes,

      Kath

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