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My eucalyptus tree about 2.5m and stem 2.5cm was thriving for about 18 months but two months ago the leaves turned brown and died. Just after I noticed lots of new shoots coming from just above ground level. Any ideas?



probably dried out, they do like plenty of water..

1 Aug, 2010


Yep, as steve above says, probably drought killed the topgrowth, then it recovered is now shooting from the roots. You can either keep it as a shrub by cutting it down every Spring, or select the lead shoot and cut back all the rest to encourage it to form a single stem and become a tree.

1 Aug, 2010


I agree with Stevebuk.
Looks like it will make it.
But I hope you don't mind me saying that they can get very, very, very big, and if near to a building can cause a lot of problems because of the roots, so beware, had to chop ours down at the bottom of our gareden as it was moving the foundashions of our neighbours brick built workshop. Eeeeek! :o((((((

1 Aug, 2010


one big problem with eucalyptus is they are a very large trees as already mentioned, but they are also shallow rooted so can become unstable in strong winds..

2 Aug, 2010

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