I purchased a bunch of eucalyptus for a floor vase and detected an odor, perhaps of cat urine. What should the plant's aroma be similar to?
Eucalyptus can have a strong smell. Typically, most people describe the smell like Vick's Vaporub, but it is slightly different for different people. If these are dried stems, you can spray them with clear spray paint to seal them and reduce the smell.
Is it posssible to encourage the growth of new branches on the lower trunk of the eucalyptus tree? The lower trunks have no branches and the upper part looks fine.
No, this is not something that can really be done.
I have a lovely eucalyptus tree, nine years old. I have just noticed that the bark has developed two or three deep splits, one over four feet long. Is this normal, or should I take action?
There are a few things that can cause that. The most common is cold weather. The other two are either bark borers or a fungal disease. Check the cracks for pests and treat with a fungicide, just in case the cold weather is not the cause.
We have a flourishing Eucalyptus tree (dark green, long thin leaf). It was planted two years ago and now measures 3 metres high and 1. 5 metres wide. It is beautiful, but an evergreen bush immediately adjacent to it has died. We removed this in January and now the evergreen, adjacent to the place where the dead bush was removed, also has leaves turning brown. Is there anything in the Eucalyptus root/leaves which may be causing this problem?
It is possible. The jury is still out on whether they kill surrounding plants, but much of the research we saw indicated that the decomposing leaves caused the most problems. I would recommend removing any fallen leaves to see if that improves it, and if not, then it may be the whole tree is the problem.
About a month ago, I had a very tall eucalyptus tree trimmed. It now has brown leaves and I am worried. If you scrape the tree, it is still green but all the leaves are falling off and they are brown. Some of the smaller eucalyptus trees nearby may have been struck by falling branches and are also brown. Only one of them has green on the bark when scratched. Please tell me if they will recover and what can I do to get them healthy. Right now I am watering with Thrive.
Do they have any other symptoms? Also, was your area struck by the cold weather that has affected many parts of the country? It is possible that a disease got in through the trimmed areas. It can happen, but normally that would not affect other trees. Let us know as much as you can about the disease and we will try to identify it.
Additionally, the tree may have been over fertilized, particularly with phosphorus. If this is the case, it should recover, but in the future, use a fertilizer with a lower phosphorus ratio.
My nephew brought me two pods from a Eucalyptus tree in his yard (Arizona). I would like to see if I could grow these in northern Nevada. Do I just sprout the seeds or plant the whole pod?
This article will help you:
I have had a eucalyptus growing in a pot for five years. Is it safe to transplant it into the ground?
As long as you live an area where they can survive, it is fine to transplant it to the ground.