Eucalyptus

Anybody grow these & personal experience with them. Also which state is everybody in? Hello I'm new.
Zebrin
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I'm in California. There are more than 300 species of Eucalyptus - which one(s) are you interested in?
cheers,
Marj
* * * Marj Tiefert: http://www.mindspring.com/~mtiefert/ Mediterranean Garden Shop: http://stores.tiefert.com/garden / In Sunset zone 14-mild
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We grow several varieties here in zone7/8 in the southern sand hills region of SC near Augusta GA. We have several specimens now that are about 70-80' tall. Only one has begun to really crown. I'd have to check on which varieties they are. We've grown several other varieties without success. The original plant grows rather slowly and doesn't look too good. After a couple of years, a strong basal shoot appears and grows like a weed to eventually replace the original plant. Ours can't be more than 15-18 years old, 1 ft+ diameter. Good luck. Gary

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There are 700-800 species of Eucalyptus that live in many different climates and conditions, mostly in Australia. There are species that like swamps, deserts, snow country and sub tropics, and all in between. They vary from trees that will grow well over 70m (200ft) to stunted dwarfs less than 1m (3ft). They can be used as wind breaks and shade trees, firewood and construction timber, and many are also quite ornamental.
The trick is to get a type that suits your climate, soil and needs. I have several books on this, if you describe your situation and needs I may be able to make some suggestions. There are some specialist nurseries in the USA that supply them and you may get Australian growers who will supply seeds by mail order, a google will turn up some with web sites.
David
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Welcome
Yes I have 4 on our allotment. Purchased from www.eucalyptus.co.uk Yes its a UK site but still a good source of information for the ones that will grow here and for maintainance.. My species were chosen for speed of growth (slower!) and coppicing suitability. They have been coppiced for the 1st time this year, in about april and are now regrowing well. In fact I need to select a shoot to form the new stem and trim out all the others soon.
I'm not in a US zone as such but inb London UK which is one of the warmer places, here;-) // Jim
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