I have a Eucalyptus tree and also a bush. I pruned the bush in winter and this has resulted in some die back, which I have noted from your pages. The tree, however, seems to have started to lose its leaves for no apparent reason. They have become discolored, turning yellow then gradually going brown and dying. It is difficult to tell if the whole tree is affected or just the lower ones. We have had the tree two years and it has previously flourished.
The weather is likely the culprit. While it may have been fine in the past, things like extra moisture in the soil, extra winds or even slightly colder temperatures can harm the tree, especially if it had recently been pruned.
If it is alive, it will regrow its leaves. This article will help you determine if it is still alive: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
We planted a Silver Dollar Eucalyptus four years ago, and it is really beautiful. However, we would like to know about the root structure. Are they shallow or deep? The tree is near our drain field and we are having problems. Is it likely to be the root structure? Before we cut the tree down, I am hoping to find a solution. The tree is spectacular. It is one of the smaller silver dollars, about 25 to 30 feet.
Eucalyptus roots tend to be shallow compared to other trees, going down about 6-10 feet normally. They are very water hungry and if they cannot find a way to get enough water in the soil, may invade pipes. You can try giving it extra waterings, to keep it from seeking out water from the pipes or redirect runoff water to the tree for teh same effect.
We have moved into a house with beautiful Eucalyptus trees in the garden. Since the hard frosts of last winter, some of the trees have dead looking leaves with spots. On one tree the bark is stripping away.
This is damage that is consistent with cold damage. If the trees are still alive they should recover. Watch them carefully over the next few months while they recover as pests and disease are more likely to attack plants that are already stressed. As a preemptive measure, you can treat the trees with neem oil. This will help keep pests and fungus from attacking the plant.
From the seeds of eucalyptus tree, we want to plant a new tree. How can we do that and when?
This article will help you:
I have had a tree for many years, in eastern TN. Many times it appears to die over winter. I cut the dead back.usually a few small new growths comes back at the bottom, sometimes the leaves actually turn back to green and it grows again. This year I have the old one, and it does not look good. Two others that are 2-3 years old all look dead. Do they freeze out and really die? How far back do I cut, and how long do I give them to see if they will come back? I love my trees.
They can die if it gets too cold, but you can check to see if they are alive and how far back they are still alive. This article will help with that:
We have a eucalyptus tree about 30 feet tall. For the first time, some of the leaves are turning brown. It looks like whole branches are dying. We live in Fife, Washington.
There are several things that could cause this in your tree. If you have had colder than usual winters for the past two years, the stress from the cold may have hurt it. The tree may also have a pest or a fungus. I would recommend treating the remaining tree with neem oil. It will kill both pests and fungus on the tree. You may also want a local tree expert to come out and look at the tree to more accurately diagnosis the problem.
We live in northern Germany and have just come out of the severest winter on record, with continual snow from mid-December to the second week in March. I now find that two large (4 metres) eucalyptus trees seem to have expired. At least all the leaves have withered and several of the more slender branches have died. Short of cutting back some of the main thicker branches to see if there is any life, what else could I do? Is it possible the trees have died?
The unusually cold temps have done a number on many plants this year. Yes, it is possible that they may have died, but it is not for certain. Older trees can survive cold spells for short periods with only leaf loss as damage. This article will help you determine if the plant is still alive: