Starting Eucalyptus from a Cutting

Although usually started from seed, rooting can be a challenge with this kind of woody plant. This guide is about starting eucalyptus from a cutting.

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Question: Can Eucalyptus Be Rooted in Water?

By Karen Lawson 11 63

Can you root eucalyptus in water and then plant in Tennessee? I have a cutting from one that is growing here. It's been in water for a long time, but I don't see any roots. Any suggestions?

Hardiness Zone: 7a

Karen from Bolivar, TN

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

June 10, 2008

Sorry Karen, you can't grow eucalyptus trees from cuttings. Only seed and the seed needs to be scarified. I am not sure what type of weather and soil you have in Tennessee. Australian plants like acid soil and definitely no lime or fertilizers. Most of Australia is either hot or temperate. Snow falls only in a couple of the high country areas in southern NSW and northern Victoria. Most Australian plants aren't suited to snow but there are snow gums (eucalyptus) and a few smaller plants. Hope this helps.

Heather, Australia

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