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Old 07-19-06, 10:29 AM
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I planted a small eucalyptus tree this spring, and it's already quite tall. For some reason I thought that the didn't get really big, and now I'm finding out otherwise! I read that they can get up to 30' tall! I was trying to get it established before we got into winter, but now I'm wondering if I should move it, because I did plant it fairly close to the house. Do you think it would survive okay if I were to move it now, or should I wait until next spring? What I ready said it could be significantly bigger by then.
 

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Old 07-19-06, 03:25 PM
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Hi Kerry,

Without knowing just which variety of Eucalyptus you planted it would be impossible to tell you how large it should get. Trees should be placed so that the outer edge of their mature crown is at least 10' to 15' away from a structure. The roots of a mature tree will grow beyond the drip line.
http://www.lpb.org/programs/forest/plantguide.html
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/WO017

Do you know the name of your Euc?

Fall would be a great time to move it, so you don't have to wait until spring. You are correct about it being too hot now. If you need sites on how to transplant, mulch and water just lmk.

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Old 07-21-06, 12:41 AM
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I'm pretty sure it's called a Silver Dollar Eycalyptus. When I planted it, it was about a foot and a half tall, now it's over 4 feet. I planted it in May.
 
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Old 07-21-06, 12:51 PM
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The problem with common names for plants is that there can be several with the same common name. I'm getting two silver dollar eucs, but I think Eucalyptus cinerea is the one you have. It grows to 50' or 60'.
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/c...s_cinerea.html
http://www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalyptus/cinerea.html
http://www.australiaplants.com/Eucalyptus_cinerea.htm

There is also a Eucalyptus polyanthemos - Silver dollar gum.
http://www.angelfire.com/bc/eucalypt...yanthemos.html
http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrol...eet.cfm?ID=747

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Old 07-22-06, 12:26 AM
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It definatley looks more like the eucalyptus cinerea. I'm going to try to dig up the tag that came with it.. I usually keep that stuff. I had no idea that they could get so big!
 
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I'd love to know if you find the tag. Do you need sites to check on how to plant and mulch?

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