daisy348 Posts: 11
Hello fellow gardeners
I got a eucalyptus tree a few months ago and sadly, misunderstood the drought tolerant bit. I haven't been watering it as often as I should have done. Now most of its leaves are dry now and falling off. It was in a pot in a sunny spot in the back garden. I've just put it in a bucket of water to soak.
Can anyone offer some advice? It's my first eucalyptus, is there any hope?
Make sure it's in a soil based medium - not just compost. That won't sustain it either. It'll probably need watered every day - once it has foliage. Rain doesn't penetrate well enough. They're drought tolerant in the ground - a pot is a totally different ball game altogether
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.