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Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus, a plant that is simply beautiful

This spectacular plant - which originates from Australia, has azure blue leaves that it reta ins in the winter. Fast-growing eucalyptus trees are planted for the wood industry in tropi­ cal and subt

Basics

Zones 8-11
Flowering season(s) Year Round
Sunlight Full sun
Soil type Well draining soil
Height/Spread 10" Tall by 3" Wide
Flower Color Green
Bloom Time Spring,Summer,Fall,Winter
Eucalyptus

How to plant & care for Eucalyptus

WATER:
Water wisely. Most herbs grow best in well-drained soil and develop their most intense flavor if kept on the dry side.
EXPOSURE:
Put the eucalyptus in a sheltered and sunny spot, such as in a greenhouse. Or place outdoors on your porch or patio when the threat of frost is gone.
PRUNING:
Prune and dean up dead stems of last year's growth. In spring, prune them back by one-third or to within 4 inches of the ground allowing new growth to begin. This encourages a bushy, more compact for
PROPAGATION:
FERTILIZER:
Herbs that receive high levels of nutrients - particularly nitrogen - produce inferior growth with little flavor or fragrance. For that reason, avoid overfertilizing your herbs.

Diseases often seen on Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus can contract root rot fairly easily if overwatered.