Eucalyptus Plants

eucalyptus1Eucalyptus is a tree most often associated with its native Australia environment and fun-loving koalas feasting on its branches. There are many species of eucalyptus trees, including popular varieties like Gum tree and Silver-Dollar tree, that can be grown in the home landscape.

eucalyptus trees require full sun; however, some species, like E. neglecta and E. crenulata, will tolerate areas with semi-shade. They also adapt well to a wide range of soils, from hot, dry sites to slightly wet as long as the area is well draining. Plant eucalyptus in mid to late spring or fall, depending on your location and climate. Be sure to water the tree both before and after planting. Dig the hole slightly larger than the root ball, and take care with the tree’s roots during planting, as they do not like being disturbed. There’s no need to spread out the roots while planting, as this could damage their sensitive root system.

Eucalyptus Plants Plantation :

Plantation time:March-October.

Plants Maturity Period: 5-6  year.

Soil condition: pH  6.0 – 7.5 & Carbon must be greater than 1.0 %

Plantation method:

>Study catalogs and references to find a species suitable for your location.

>Choose smaller trees for transplanting.

>Select a full sun, well drained location.

>Plant the eucalyptus.

>Keep eucalyptus well watered the first season after planting.

>Don’t water after the first season unless there is a prolonged drought.
>Fertilization is generally not required.

Uses:  Used in soaps, mouth wash liquids,massage oils,Air fresheners and bug repellents.

In the 1850 s, Eucalyptus trees were introduced to California by Australians during the California Gold Rush. Much of California has a similar climate to parts of Australia. By the early 1900 s, thousands of acres of eucalypts were planted with the encouragement of the state government.Choose a smaller variety of eucalyptus for indoor growing. Use a potting mix for indoor plants, not garden soil. Place the eucalyptus plant in a bright location, preferably a south window or sun room. Water eucalyptus when the top of the potting soil is dry.Prepare root training pots for the seeds in the spring, as eucalyptus trees require extra room for rooting. Fill pots with well-drained compost or potting soil, and cover the potting mixture with 1/4 inch of sphagnum moss.

Eucalyptus gunnii AGM: A large evergreen tree with peeling cream and brown bark. The juvenile foliage is bright glaucous-blue and rounded; but the adult leaves elliptic or sickle-shaped and grey-green. Flowers white, in small clusters. Height 25m (80ft).Drill holes into the trunk of the eucalyptus tree at a downward 45-degree angle using a 5/16-inch flat spade drill bit and a power drill. Space the holes about 3 inches apart around the circumference of the trunk. Each hole should be at least 2 inches deep so it cuts into the cambium, the inner tissue of the tree.

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