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Q.We Have A Eucalyptus Plant Which Only Has Branches From 6ft Upwards.

Zone Newcastle, UK | Crichy57 added on April 21, 2024 | Answered

Is it possible to generate growth lower down the stem? It is grown to try and camouflage black soil pipe.

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Answered on April 22, 2024

This can be done, but it requires very hard pruning and strict root maintenance. Container life is usually meant as a temporary means for these large trees. You will want to apply bonsai maintenance techniques, since this will be a similar experience.

Now for you pruning issue. These trees will handle hard pruning. This will force them to branch lower, and even towards the base. This does destroy the natural shape of the tree, but with pruning you can keep it in the shape of your choice.

These articles will help you with information that you will need to take this task on:




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