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eucalyptus tree

I planted a young eucalyptus plant outside last fall. I thought it was dead in the spring so I cut it back to 2 inches. It grew with several branches all around. The branches are about 2-3 ft. long, with minimal trunk. I cut a few branches to bring inside to dry during the summer, which now have grown new offshoots. Should I cut it back again before winter? Should I cover it during winter?

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#1 Comment By Heather On 10/03/2013 @ 2:18 pm

I would not cut it back again right now as this could encourage it into a new growth spurt, which would make it more vulnerable during the winter.

I would go ahead and cover it this winter. It sounds like it is a bit stressed at the moment and covering it will give it a better chance of making it through the winter.

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