Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by GREVILLE » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:30 pm

Include a perinniana in your Eucalyptus forest icon_thumright

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by cordyman » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:04 pm

you got any pics of the look your going for with these? from google images etc?

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by fern Rob » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:08 am

How close are you planting the Eucalyptus?

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:22 am

They will be planted above 10 foot apart
fern Rob wrote:How close are you planting the Eucalyptus?
GREVILLE wrote:Include a perinniana in your Eucalyptus forest icon_thumright
There are so many to choose from!
cordyman wrote:you got any pics of the look your going for with these? from google images etc?
I want a piece of tropical forest in my garden with a mixture of bamboos and Eucalyptus towering over a tree house, under planted with cycads and spikies.

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Post by Kristen » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:03 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Eucalyptus towering over a tree house
You happy with Eucalyptus over a tree house? Clearly not going to be a problem for a while (I was thinking of the shedding-branches potential problem)

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Conifers » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:19 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:They will be planted above 10 foot apart
Far too close together! As they mature - which is quickly, with Eucalyptus - they'll need to be at least 10 metres apart.

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:46 pm

Conifers wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:They will be planted above 10 foot apart
Far too close together! As they mature - which is quickly, with Eucalyptus - they'll need to be at least 10 metres apart.

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:47 pm

Kristen wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:Eucalyptus towering over a tree house
You happy with Eucalyptus over a tree house? Clearly not going to be a problem for a while (I was thinking of the shedding-branches potential problem)

That's the long term plan. Maybe in about 10 years time. Hopefully any falling branches would just hit the roof of any tree house and not our heads!

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Mr List » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:03 pm

are any eucalyptus totally bone hardy?

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:48 pm

This is where the Eucs will go.
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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Steph » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:46 pm

Mr List wrote:are any eucalyptus totally bone hardy?
Unfortunately yes and good growers!
The only thing that brings them down is a man with an axe or eventually strong wind.
There are some near us less than 20 years old and taller than the houses, by 30%.

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by greendragon » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:58 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:This is where the Eucs will go.
Looks really exposed, not good when eucs have a reputation for dropping branches. I heard that the eucs are more likely to drop branches here because the heavy rainfall causes them to grow more leaves which makes their branches heavier than they would have been in their natural environment.

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Post by fern Rob » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:06 pm

Some eucalyptus would be exposed to a lot of moisture in some areas of the wild they grow in. I suppose there is so many different types of Eucalyptus that there is one for every situation.

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:04 pm

greendragon wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:This is where the Eucs will go.
Looks really exposed, not good when eucs have a reputation for dropping branches. I heard that the eucs are more likely to drop branches here because the heavy rainfall causes them to grow more leaves which makes their branches heavier than they would have been in their natural environment.
The way I look at it is a tree that grows 60ft tall will be exposed wherever it is grown. My location for them is at the bottom of a gentle slope.

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Delboy » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:54 pm

Go for the newer one, 'Azura' apparently only grown to about 3 metres, wont hurt so much if a branch falls on your head :lol:

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