Any ideas what this might be?

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David Dickinson

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Any ideas what this might be?
« on: February 27, 2022, 03:47:54 PM »
5 examples growing a field near a nursery that I visit. There are houses between the nursery and the field but seed could be blown there. Each plant about 2m tall. Very open structure. Perfectly square stem. Older leaves more green. Newer leaves white underside and purple tints above. A lot of grey in the mix too. I wondered if they could be young eucalyptus but do they have square stems? Crushed leaves have a light smell of something like eucalyptus or faintly minty.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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Charithea

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Re: Any ideas what this might be?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2022, 09:21:51 AM »
Hi David. I think it is a type of young Eucalyptus.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.