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Eucalyptus trees dominate the Australian landscape. They range in size from small trees to forest giants. Some have showy flowers, while others are suitable for windbreaks, street planting or as a specimen tree. Other genera that is commonly grouped with Eucalyptus spp. include Corymbia spp. and Angophora spp.


How to grow eucalyptus in a garden

  1. Choose a place in the garden that gets full sun to half shade. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  4. Mulch around the base with organic mulch, keeping it away from the trunk.
  5. Feed in Autumn and Spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.
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How to grow eucalyptus in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the selected plant. Position in the garden that receives full sun to half shade.
  2. Fill the pot with a quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  5. Mulch around the base with organic materials, keeping it away from the trunk.
  6. Feed in Autumn and Spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development

Growing tips

  • Ensure that the plant is not allowed to dry out and keep moist especially in the warmer weather.
  • Keep protected from frosts and strong winds.
  • Brown fatty patches can develop beneath the fronds. These are spores which represent the reproductive stage of the plant.

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