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Re: Euc passion
Posted by georgeinbandon,oregon on 10/24/2010, 12:26 pm, in reply to "Re: Euc passion
i assume that the citriodora and the ficifolia are not intended to be planted outside as garden plants as they are NOT hardy in temperate climates (for you or for me). the albens,melliodora, and leucoxylon are uncertain/un proven for long term growth in cool temperate europe and north america. they will most likely need hot summers and extremely good drainage during the winter with lows of no more than about -7c in climates like yours or mine to grow well. if you havent bought from them already milligans seed in new zealand would be a good source for POSSIBLY frost hardy strains of euc species. i have a leucoxylon apparently from them then has grown in the ground here for 3 years. mannifera, badgensis, bauerlenei, nova-anglica, mcarthurii, gregsoniana,delagatensis, obliqua, acaciformis,nichollii, and elliptica would also be good species to try. they have done well for me. most of your other species are also growing well with me---for example, my nitens,dalyrmpleana, and urnigera all all about 20m at 11-12 yrs. in the ground. i would suggest to you that you consider NOT staking your eucalyptus---instead cut them back hard in march and let them come back from the base---you will probably have to remove a number of the resulting stems but you could very well end up with a plant that is more likely to be resistant to wind damage. the question about other kinds of evergreen trees/large shrubs is to help get some idea of what kind of such plants do well in your area which is often of some help in determining if there is a chance that at least some euc species might have a chance of growing to mature sizes. hope this of some help. best wishes.