Smaller Growing Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus trees have an unfair reputation for growing into very large trees. If you're talking about the common E. gunnii this is very true, but this doesn't have to be the case.

We have lots of Eucs that only grow between 2-10m tall.

Our mission is to introduce you to some of the really delightful, smaller growing or dwarf species of Eucalyptus that are ideally suited to growing in compact, modern gardens. 

Use the filter options to pick the best one for your growing conditions (they don't have to be kept in a pot!) and then browse the photos for leaf colours and shapes.


This is a selection of our favourite Eucalyptus species that will naturally grow reasonably small or are slower growing and can be maintained at a reasonable size with regular pruning.

Like all trees and shrubs, Eucalyptus benefit from light pruning and training to maintain their shape and encourage new growth. Please read our Training and Pruning Guide under the Help & Advice pages.

For more tips, see our page on creating Eucalyptus Hedge Screens too.

If you're ever concerned or confused, just get in touch.