The Potential of Eucalyptus ‘Blue Veil’

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This is Eucalyptus camaldulensis ‘Blue Veil’, which is one of my favourite native plants, I have been quite obsessed with it for many years now. I see so much potential in this species to be used in different ways in a garden design.

Eucalyptus camaldulensis ‘Blue Veil’ is a grafted variety of Eucalyptus camaldulensis or the River Red Gum. It is basically a ground cover Eucalypt that has been grafted for hardiness, often when you buy them they have also been trained up a stake so can appear to be a small VERY weeping tree.
If you don’t train them they make a wonderfully showy spill over like the one in the image below. (Taken at the Illawarra Grevillea Park)

However in January of this year I saw them used to their full effect growing on an arbor, they were hanging down and creating curtains of soft grey foliage, so delicate and gentle.

Eucalyptus ‘Blue Veil’ is also perfect for being espaliered against a fence or wall, and one day I plan to train it along a single high string line and let it make a ‘curtain’ of leaves that can be walked through like a doorway… day…

The clever person whom has grown these stunning ‘Blue Viel’s in the images above is Christina Kennedy in her beautiful native garden on Horse Island.

Such an amazing plant and such an amazing property, Thank you!


4 responses to “The Potential of Eucalyptus ‘Blue Veil’”

  1. Deb Keyte

    can this tree be grown in a pot

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Deb,

      Yes, it can be grown in a large contained like a half wine barrel, you will need to water regularly through as plants in pots dry out very quickly.

      Best Wishes,


  2. Maureen Kennedy

    Hi Kath,
    I’m a beginning (native) gardener and I find your blogs really helpful and interesting. I was particularly taken with the weeping gum “blue veil” and have tried without success to source it. I emailed Bywong but haven’t heard from them. Do you happen to know if its still in production or has it gone by the board. Thanks Kath. Maureen (Raglan, Victoria)

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Maureen,

      Thank you. Blue veil should still be in production but it’s best to check with the nurseries, I haven’t sourced it in a while. Perhaps try some of the other native nurseries on our list here:

      All the best,

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