Eucalyptus olida - strawberry gum

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You asked, we answered! By popular demand, strawberry gum - a native eucalypt grown for its fruity-scented leaves high in essential oils.  You can use these bushtucker leaves in jams and desserts, herbal teas, and dried as a spice. 

Chop back the stems by about half a metre to harvest the fruity leaves - it's an ideal length for flower arranging too! This regular pruning helps maintain a smaller, densely bushy tree in a good size for smaller gardens.


We love strawberry gum for the colourful foliage, fruity scent, bushtucker leaves

We can't ship this product to South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia.

Eucalyptus olida - strawberry gum

APPEARANCE : A NSW native gumtree, smallish in size for a gum. Fluffy white blossoms appear at stem ends from early autumn on. Young leaves are oval and matt green, often purple beneath, on copper-red stems; mature leaves are fairly long and curved, bluish-green, and have a sweet fruity smell.
ORIGIN : Found in the Gibraltar Range NP in NSW in the wild
USE FOR :  Ornamental garden tree, feature shrub when coppiced (cut hard back), wildlife gardens, for flower arranging and floristry, bushtucker, essential oils.
CLIMATE : Cold hardy to -8C.
PLANTING :  Plant in full sun, well drained soil, temperate or subtropical climates. Grows in poor dry acid soil types on granite in the wild.
CARE : Apply mulch and continue to water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks and regularly during extended dry periods. Prune stems regularly to harvest leaves and keep the tree smaller and bushy.
HEIGHT :  10-20m H x 10-15m W unpruned, depending on location
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
What is tubestock?

We're not able to ship this product to South Australia, Tasmania, or Western Australia for biosecurity reasons.

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