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By Gaia01

Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom Gb

My front garden is windy and has poor soil, would a Eucalyptus tolerate these conditions?



Well - my garden is certainly windy, and the area where the Eucalyptus is planted isn't good soil - so yes!

18 Apr, 2010


Choose your eucalyptus carefully as some of them grow to 50' +. Can your garden cope with that size of tree. I had one in a 25 gallon pot for years. It was 2' tall. I gave it to my daughter and it shot up to 30 feet in the next five years in spite of her trimming it back to retain the young foliage.

19 Apr, 2010


Oh wow....couldn't cope with a monster like that...Spritzhenry has yours got that big.? I was planning on keeping it about 5 or 6 feet tall. Can't I just keep cutting it back or even occaisionally trimming the roots if I have to?

19 Apr, 2010


You can keep it trimmed but there might be quite a lot to get rid of each year. Keeping it cut means you keep the juvenile foliage. Allowed to grow too big its leaves become long and leathery. Maybe one of the florists or even a charity shop would take your trimmings to sell to floral arrangers. You can preserve them using the glycerine technique as you would for beech leaves.

19 Apr, 2010


Think I'll give it a go as I love the colour of it so much and would like something to block my view of the street. Thanks for replying.

19 Apr, 2010


Mine is an inherited one - and it's a large mature tree, Gaia. It's not the kind that you cut back for the foliage.

19 Apr, 2010

How do I say thanks?

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