Don’s Expert Answers: Looking for name of gum tree species

Question From:
Louise Meschiati in Scarborough, Perth Western Australia

Nature of problem:
Looking for name of gum tree species

Type of Plant (if known):
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Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
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Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
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How often do you water the plant:
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How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
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How long since you planted it:
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Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
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Is the plant indoors or outdoors:
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Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
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What other treatments have you given the plant:
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Other Comments:
I am interested in growing the attached trees on a property in the south west of WA, but I am not sure of the name of this species.
Any info would be much appreciated.
Kind regards,
Louise Meschiati

Answer:
Sorry Louise, the photo is way too indistinct for ID purposes. It appears to be a weeping gum of some sort. You will need to send a sample of leaves, flowers, and a bunch of gumnuts to the botanic gardens for a more accurate ID. Don

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