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Eucalyptus tree leaves yellowing

Is my tree dying or got a disease? We bought it a couple of months ago in early spring and the tops are all growing (which gets all day sun), but some of the leaves dotted around the bottom and middle of the tree are yellowing.  We are always watering it in this hot weather.  Feeding it some baby bio now and again.  Is it doomed for failure or can we help it somehow??? The pot it's in is under couple feet in diameter, is it outgrowing the pot? Thank you


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,490
    Difficult to tell without a photo, but from experience they do drop some old leaves around this time of year, and when you have a 100ft eucalyptus there are lots of them - I know!
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,851
    I am not sure a pot is the ideal place for a eucalyptus. It would be a lot happier in the ground.  Do you know what type it is, gunnii is the most common, but there are many others.
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  • tam.maytam.may Posts: 2
    It is new about 6 foot. I think it's a gunni. sorry not got photo on.  It's the round leaves one, gunnii.  We don't want to plant it as it is rented property and don't want to grow roots in the ground.  The top is flourishing with tiny new leaves so maybe it is ok if some are yellowing and dying off, it's only a few each week.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,490
    As fb says - they're not really suited to being grown in a pot any more than trying to grow an oak in a pot.
    The round (juvenile) foliage is attractive, as it grows the leaves change to a shape similar to a willow leaf and are less attractive.
    If you prune it back quite hard every year you should be able to keep it going for a few years and give it a feed occasionally.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,618
    Our neighbour has an 80ft Eucalyptus, it currently has lots of yellowing leaves, and typically starts dropping them around this time of year.  It's part of their growth cycle.  Having grown them before, I wouldn't even put them in a small bed, never mind a pot. 
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