Red gum

Red gum

Postby Shoey91 » November 14th, 2017, 11:29 am

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I grew this red gum from seed last spring. It has been in the ground in a collander for the last 9 months and i just recently dug it up to see how well it would respond. After any help or advice on how to keep this little fella going.
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Re: Red gum

Postby shibui » November 14th, 2017, 5:54 pm

They grow very quickly as you have already found out.
A bit prone to parts of the trunk dying after pruning but always plenty of new shoots to replace what has died.
I have not worked out how to manage these to get good ramification though.
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Re: Red gum

Postby Shoey91 » November 15th, 2017, 5:29 am

I've noticed some of the leaves lose colour and drop off since, but there is still plenty of flex in the branches so I'm assuming it isn't fried. Is this normal after digging up eucalyptus?
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Re: Red gum

Postby dennismc » November 15th, 2017, 7:57 am

Hi Shoey91

Nice starter material. Just a tip from about 30 years of growing gum trees. Not unusual for a gum tree to react adversely to root interference.

Strange as it may seem for an Ozzie tree, gum trees roots need to remain wet for about 3 weeks after re potting. Then back to normal watering and your tree will fire away.

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