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Eucalyptus Leaf Uses – What To Do With Eucalyptus Leaves

By Amy Grant

Eucalyptus leaves are a favorite of one of Australia’s most adorable marsupials. but that isn’t the only use for the plant. What else are eucalyptus leaves used for? Click the following article to learn about eucalyptus uses and what you can do with eucalyptus leaves.

Eucalyptus Plant Care: Tips On Growing Eucalyptus Herbs

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Eucalyptus is marked by distinctive, fragrant oil in the leathery leaves, bark and roots, although the oil may be stronger in some species. The aromatic oil provides a number of herbal eucalyptus benefits, as described in this article.

Growing Lemon Eucalyptus – How To Care For Lemon Eucalyptus

By Teo Spengler

Lemon eucalyptus is an herb but it's hardly a typical one. Lemon eucalyptus information suggests that the herb can grow to 60 feet high and even taller. For more lemon eucalyptus information, including how to care for lemon eucalyptus, click here.

Eucalyptus Fire Hazards: Are Eucalyptus Trees Flammable

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Are eucalyptus trees flammable? In a nutshell, yes. These beautiful stately trees are filled with aromatic oil, which makes them highly combustible. Learn more about the fire hazards of eucalyptus trees in this article.

Eucalyptus Tree Bark – Learn About Peeling Bark On A Eucalyptus

By Jackie Carroll

Most trees shed bark as new layers develop under older, dead bark, but in eucalyptus trees the process is punctuated by a colorful and dramatic display on the trunk of the tree. Learn about peeling bark on a eucalyptus tree in this article.

Weeping Eucalyptus Trees: Why Is My Eucalyptus Tree Leaking Sap

By Teo Spengler

A eucalyptus tree dripping sap is not a happy plant. Since it is stressed trees that are infested, the best defense it to provide adequate irrigation and use good cultural practices. This article has more information about the causes of eucalyptus tree oozing.

Eucalyptus Tree Diseases: Tips On Treating Disease In Eucalyptus

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Eucalyptus is a sturdy, fairly disease-resistant tree, and attempting to troubleshoot dying eucalyptus trees is a difficult and disheartening endeavor. Click here for more information about eucalyptus tree diseases and tips on treating disease in eucalyptus.

Can You Grow A Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree?

By Jackie Carroll

Rainbow eucalyptus is one of the most stunning trees you?ll ever see. Intense color and astringent fragrance make the tree unforgettable, but it?s not for everyone. Find out how to grow this amazing tree, and whether it is right for your landscape in this article.

Causes Of Problems With Eucalyptus Trees

By Jackie Rhoades

Problems with eucalyptus trees are a fairly recent occurrence. The trees are native to Australia and up until 1990 were relatively pest and disease free. Find out more about eucalyptus tree problems in this article.


How to Care For and Pot a Eucalyptus Tree

The eucalyptus, or eucalyptus cinerea, is a fast-growing tree native to Australia. In its natural environment, the tree can reach mature heights up to 60 feet with a 10- to 15-foot spread. In the first two to three years, the eucalyptus can reach heights up to 25 feet. This rapidly growing evergreen produces bluish-green foliage with a lightly fragrant scent. With no dormancy period, the eucalyptus grows all year long with no reductions for season changes. Planting and growing the eucalyptus in a pot involves the art of bonsai. Successful potting requires the healthy reduction and maintenance of the tree to complement the potting container and the desired size.

  • The eucalyptus, or eucalyptus cinerea, is a fast-growing tree native to Australia.
  • In its natural environment, the tree can reach mature heights up to 60 feet with a 10- to 15-foot spread.

Select the appropriate potting container for the eucalyptus. Choose a deep container with a length that is two-thirds the height of the tree. Pick a plastic container before a clay container to promote soil moisture. Ensure that the container has several holes at the bottom to promote a well-drained environment.

Prepare the soil for the eucalyptus. Mix equal amounts of nutrient-rich soil and organic compost. Place a layer of prepared soil at the bottom of the container. Remove the eucalyptus from any bindings and gently remove the excessive soil from its root system. Spread the root system to untangle any roots. Avoid pulling or tugging the roots to prevent damage. Place the eucalyptus in the center of the container and fill the container with the remaining soil. Press the soil gently around the tree to secure its upright position.

  • Select the appropriate potting container for the eucalyptus.
  • Place the eucalyptus in the center of the container and fill the container with the remaining soil.

Water the newly planted eucalyptus thoroughly with a watering can. Irrigate the tree until the excessive water flows from the drainage system and allow it to rest. Position the tree in a warm location that receives at least six to eight hours of partially shaded to full sunlight each day. Keep the eucalyptus tree away from direct heating and cooling sources such as heating vents and air conditioners.

Feed the eucalyptus approximately once every 30 to 45 days, beginning approximately 45 days after potting. Use a well-balanced, slow-release fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 combination. Apply the fertilizer at half-strength and distribute it evenly throughout the container. Water the fertilizer in thoroughly until the water flows from the drainage system.

  • Water the newly planted eucalyptus thoroughly with a watering can.
  • Irrigate the tree until the excessive water flows from the drainage system and allow it to rest.

Irrigate the eucalyptus thoroughly and infrequently to avoid over-watering. Check the soil’s moisture levels before each watering. Stick your finger about 2 inches deep into the soil near the root system. Irrigate the eucalyptus tree when the soil feels somewhat dry to completely dry. If unsure of moisture levels, do not water. Revisit the tree in 24 hours and recheck the soil levels.

Prune the eucalyptus tree to maintain the desired size. Trim foliage and branches to promote good aeration and size reduction. Use sharp, sterile scissors or shears to complete the pruning. Use an angular cut to promote rapid healing. Avoid excessive hard pruning in one session. Reduce the tree over several pruning sessions across several seasons.


How to Prune Eucalyptus Trees

You may remove all of the eucalyptus tree's leaves while pruning, if desired.

Do not top off your eucalyptus tree, as that can cause the top to be weaker than the bottom. Do not cut off the lower branches of your eucalyptus tree, as that will make the tree top-heavy.

Eucalyptus trees are planted all over the world, although they are native to Australia. They are not exactly cold-hardy, only surviving in USDA zones six through 11. Eucalyptus trees are a lovely yard tree, with their tall trunks and mass of silvery leaves that make a statement wherever they are planted. Pruning a eucalyptus tree is easy, as they only need to be pruned while they are between two and six years old. If you know how to prune a eucalyptus tree properly, you will be able to take care of it for years to come.

Prune eucalyptus trees in the summer. Pruning in the spring and fall is too cool for the eucalyptus trees.

  • Eucalyptus trees are planted all over the world, although they are native to Australia.
  • Pruning a eucalyptus tree is easy, as they only need to be pruned while they are between two and six years old.

Prune eucalyptus trees every year while the tree is between ages of two and six. Eucalyptus trees older than six years do not need to be pruned except to remove dead or damaged foliage. Pruning an older eucalyptus tree may cause its structure to weaken. Pruning while young should improve the structure of the eucalyptus tree so it can be left alone to grow.

Remove all dead or damaged branches at the base of the eucalyptus tree.

Cut back any overreaching branches on the eucalyptus tree. Cut them back to within the reach of other branches. If the branch splits in two making a 'y,' cut right before the branch splits.

  • Prune eucalyptus trees every year while the tree is between ages of two and six.
  • Pruning while young should improve the structure of the eucalyptus tree so it can be left alone to grow.

Prune off any water sprouts at the base of the eucalyptus tree. Do not remove more than 20 to 30 percent of the growth on your eucalyptus trees each time you prune it.

Brush pruning seal over all the cuts you make on your eucalyptus tree. This prevents the branch from getting infected, but it also encourages sprouts to grow out of the side of the branch. Prune these each year until the tree is mature enough to need little pruning.


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