The #edenproject is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cornwall, and for good reason! A dazzling showcase of incredible plants from across the world, it is a must-see for anyone interested in botany (and anyone with a fondness for amazing ice-cream!).
Gumnut correspondent Ben spent a week in June 2021 roaming Cornwall, ostensibly on holiday but really just looking for #eucalyptus.
(right) What is that looming over the horizon?
Dwarf gunnii cultivars like Azura and Silverana are an appealing combination of the best traits of gunnii (hardiness, fragrance, and the classic foliage) in a smaller package that is significantly easier to manage. Also keep an eye out for gunnii divaricata. Often marketed with the name ‘Blue Ice’ for no better reason that sounding cool (it does admittedly sound rather cool), it is almost identical to gunnii in growth habit. Eucalyptus archeri is a member of the gunnii family that sits between the dwarf varieties and your standard gunnii.
UPDATE: I have been informed by Hilary that they are Eucalyptus globulus!