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how how do I make my eucalyptus tree bush out sideways, it’s a year old and roughly 6ft 

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 12,021
    Chop it down, almost to the ground and it will grow back in a more shrub like form.
    I do this [ coppicing ] every year to my Eucalyptus plants.
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,170
    Cut it down hard to about 30cm or a foot high, this month. You will then get multiple new shoots coming up from the bottom. If you pollard it every year or every other year , you will keep it as a multistemmed bush rather than a tree.
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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,506
    Hello steph.jarrett. It is probably better to leave your eucalyptus alone for another year and then you could think about removing the top of the leading growth. If you do that too early it may kill the tree. There is a lot of helpful information here:

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,607
    I’m going with Punkdoc on this one. Chop down, it will shoot from the bottom. 
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  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,539
    Were you after a final bushy tree,or a shrub?  I cut down the main trunk on mine,and its bushed out well,I wanted a tree for shade.
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  • mandjroomandjroo Posts: 1
    I have five very tall eucalyptus trees that have startedto get yellow leaves dropping off and when I look at the leaves there are brown raised bumps as if something is wrong.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,093
    mandjroo said:
    I have five very tall eucalyptus trees that have startedto get yellow leaves dropping off and when I look at the leaves there are brown raised bumps as if something is wrong.
    Unlikely to be a problem.
    These trees do shed some older leaves in June/July.
    If the tree otherwise looks healthy, I don't think you need be concerned.
    If they are loosing vast amounts of leaves that could be a different matter, please post a photo.
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