eucalyptus

When can this plant be transplanted to another area of the garden?


Drought Smart Plants reply:

Eucalyptus, well known in their native Australia and grown in many parts of California thrive in warm climates. Their only real pest is the eucalyptus longhorn beetle, which are attracted to pruning cuts. Prune only in very early spring, or later in the fall when the pests are dormant.

When you transplant the tree in the early spring, make sure the roots are not wound around each other, spreading them and placing them on a mound of soil in the planting hole. Water well, and keep irrigating until the tree is well established in its new home. This can take two seasons, but after that, it should be fine with natural irrigation.

Good luck with your project,
Jacki



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