Eucalyptus

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Eucalyptus:

 

Do not plant near buildings, sewers or on clay (due to subsidence problems) they have wide spreading roots.

 

Eucalyptus are generally planted for the young leaves which are  a blue/grey colour and very pretty, sadly though if you do not prune the tree religiously to maintain the young foliage, you quickly end up with a fast growing monster. Eucalyptus can quickly grow to at least 60ft, so maybe not for the average sized garden.

We haven’t used Eucalyptus in any of our small garden designs – but we do use lots of other plants that are much better (we think).

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