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Eucalyptus tree not growing straight. Help!

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:34

As I already said sunsetinrio, you can control shape and form through coppicing 

If there are two stems, cut one this year and the other next so you always have some foliage. It will most likely throw up a lot of new stems from the cut edge once it starts it's growth cycle again to compensate and also remember that as it ages it will get considerably thicker in the stem. I'll try to post some growth pictures of mine so you have an idea

I cut mine in early spring and it actively grows through summer autumn and winter. 


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:01

Wonky, how did you manage a  visit to the vets, let alone Flatface's emasculation? 

I am correct in my knowledge that he's not yours 

Did you pay for it?

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 18:27

Fairy, I love the last pic, with artistic merit  (I see how you framed the pic with the scabious )

Pdoc,  so in love with that broom?  It's gorgeous in that situation 

Super inspirational pics from everyone 

Buying things in the bargain section of the garden centre...

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 18:20

A skirt or pair of trousers would be awesome in the style of WillDB's bargain 

Eucalyptus tree not growing straight. Help!

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 18:13

Remember, if you want to coppice, you can still have height by leaving a couple of foot at the base instead of cutting it right back to ground level. It will keep them under control because they really are fast growers, mine put on several feet in its first year and more the following. 

Alternatively, cut one trunk the first year and alternate thereafter to keep some foliage early in the year. These sleep in early spring although they never truly have a dormancy 

Right plant for the right place 

Eucalyptus tree not growing straight. Help!

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 16:12

What type of Eucalyptus is it?  They grow huge if you leave them to it but yours look closely planted. 

I have two different types, E. Pauciflora nipophila and E. Gunnii. The latter is pollarded in early spring or else it would grow to 80ft 


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 15:08

I followed chicky to the GC looking for Salvia lyciodes but they didn't have any, two Canna tropicana Black stuck to my bag instead, I didn't notice until I got home 


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 07:41

Morning everyone 

Too much weekend chat to catch up on but it sounds like it was a great weekend for some of you 

Beautiful weather here, the birds are eating a day's supply in about three hours at the moment so maybe a trip out today or tomorrow for more food. Other than that, I've got decorating to finish  and maybe help my overworked OH to ease the burden of five contracts he currently has. It's a bit like buses, none for ages and then several at once 

Clematis cuttings

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 16:36

I had around 30% success rate last year, I'm happy with that being that I am no expert 

will these dry stems live

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 18:46

Are you suggesting your fingers are stunted specimens WillDB?

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