Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by paulrm71 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:57 pm

Update on my dalrympleana, it's grown just over 2ft in 2 months. It is still staked, but only tied at the bottom. This is going to get big really fast!

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:10 pm

paulrm71 wrote:Update on my dalrympleana, it's grown just over 2ft in 2 months. It is still staked, but only tied at the bottom. This is going to get big really fast!
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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:12 pm

Here's one of them planted. Got a long long way to go to make an impressive tree. :lol:
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Post by Mr List » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:05 pm

might want to mark it out so it isn't mistaken for a weed :lol:

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Post by cordyman » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:09 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Here's one of them planted. Got a long long way to go to make an impressive tree. :lol:
Its going to be such impressive growth rate we need a timelapse vid icon_cheers

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:04 am

cordyman wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:Here's one of them planted. Got a long long way to go to make an impressive tree. :lol:
Its going to be such impressive growth rate we need a timelapse vid icon_cheers
I've just set one up.

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Post by fern Rob » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:12 pm

I think it will be 10ft in three years if it is anything like the Eucalyptus I planted three years ago. I have three new ones to plant at the bottom of the garden to reduce the wind in the garden through winter.

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Post by paulrm71 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:07 am

Pan global plants (google) planted a dalrympleana that grew from 1 metre to 9 metres in three years!

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by karl66 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:45 am

Kris, Ive no doubt you have done your homework on these tree's!, I want to plant one of these in the far corner of my garden but am confused & wary of which species to plant?. karl.

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:40 am

karl66 wrote:Kris, Ive no doubt you have done your homework on these tree's!, I want to plant one of these in the far corner of my garden but am confused & wary of which species to plant?. karl.
Basically all will suck a lot of water up, may break branches after heavy snowfall and grow really tall. But I love them! Gunnii is your safest bet as it is one of the hardest and least fussyabout soil conditions.

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by karl66 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:16 pm

Kris ive picked up a Gunneii this afternoon & planted down the bottom end of garden!, it's about 1metre high or maybe just less & was £16.99p, the chap at the nursery reckon's at this size it will take approx 5years to double in size? I thought they were a little faster than this?, I was tempted to buy a 2metre high one but for some reason this was £59.99p :roll: . What i'd like to do when its established a while is trim all the side shoot's & grow it almost like a standard photinia?, is this possible with these? karl.

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:22 pm

karl66 wrote:Kris ive picked up a Gunneii this afternoon & planted down the bottom end of garden!, it's about 1metre high or maybe just less & was £16.99p, the chap at the nursery reckon's at this size it will take approx 5years to double in size? I thought they were a little faster than this?, I was tempted to buy a 2metre high one but for some reason this was £59.99p :roll: . What i'd like to do when its established a while is trim all the side shoot's & grow it almost like a standard photinia?, is this possible with these? karl.

You did the right thing in buying the smaller plant. The bigger one will find it harder to establish and more prone to falling over. Your tree will be at least 15 foot in five years time.

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Post by Westport007 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:10 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Here's one of them planted. Got a long long way to go to make an impressive tree. :lol:
i'll be surprised if it survives the winter but best of luck with it.they are really fast growing when they get going. :D

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Post by Westport007 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:16 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.
windrock is the biggest problem.australia isn't half as windy as british isles and they grow in forest clumps sheltering one another as they grow. :D

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Re: Where can I buy eucalyptus plants today?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:11 pm

Westport007 wrote:
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.
windrock is the biggest problem.australia isn't half as windy as british isles and they grow in forest clumps sheltering one another as they grow. :D

They grow Eucs at Old Rushton Vicarage to act as a wind break see :
http://exoticyorkshiregarden.blogspot.c ... t-one.html

There are plenty of gunnii round here that are thriving and been here for many years.

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