Progress seedlings

Progress seedlings

The first seedlings are already emerging. These seeds were stratified in the refrigerator in November and sown at the end of December. This process will repeat itself a number of times in the coming weeks and you can follow the progress of this in this blog or on Instagram. In the coming weeks, a lot will be transplanted, so that from mid-May well-rooted seedlings will be available again regularly. Until then from most species, plants from previous years are of course available.

Winter hardness

Winter hardness

Most cold resistant species survive moderate to severe frost without problems. Should a eucalyptus suffer damage from severe cold, it will generally end again. Often this damage is a result of frost in combination with strong winds. Species that suffer less from this include: eucalyptus debeuzevillei, eucalyptus niphophila and eucalyptus stellulata.

The winter hardness of a certain type of eucalyptus depends heavily on the origin of the seeds used. In certain parts of Australia, very extreme frost is regularly common. But also in places in New Zealand and in Tasmania you will find these kinds of cold areas. The seedlings of trees growing there are much stronger than those of trees that grow in a milder climate. Very precisely, the winter hardness cannot be indicated, even seedlings from the higher areas differ in cold tolerance.

In addition, a number of factors such as pitch, soil type and duration of frost determine whether a tree can handle extreme cold. In theory, a certain species may tolerate 20 degrees of frost but if you have a winter in which there is a number of times a longer frost period of, for example, 15 degrees below zero, it is in principle possible that a tree will not survive this either.

We are constantly expanding our range and testing new species for winter hardness. This will further grow our range



It is not wise to plant a Eucalyptus under tall trees. Full sun is necessary for most species. To make a wind girth, you can use the best Eucalyptus archeri, Eucalyptus debeuzevillei and Eucalyptus niphophila. The latter endures even salty sea breezes. Please note that the tree cannot be planted later because experience shows that it generally dies afterwards.

Most Eucalyptuss grow on all ground so ground improvement is not really necessary. Prefer not to use potting soil, compost or mused garden earth. If a tree is fertilized too much, the chance of blowing is considerably greater. However, it is very important that the foot of the tree is kept weed-free. Just weeding or applying a mulch layer under the tree. Eucalyptus is very sensitive to weed killers. Especially in the first few years this is very important for optimal growth. Ground denne bark as soil cover is the best remedy against weeds.


The average growth rate of eucalyptus is between 0.5 and 2 meters per year. However, there are also situations where he can grow up to 2.5 meters In particular the eucalyptus perriniana is a rapid growther The highest species are not yet higher than about 8 to 15 meters. All species can be pruned well. In order to get a solid tree, it is even important that the tree is pruned back to half in the first few years. This has the advantage that the strain can become a bit firmer relative to the crown.

If you want to harvest cut green, the trunk knotten in March/April about 50 cm above the ground. The trunk must be at least 5 cm thick, so smaller trees first grow a bit. (eucalyptus debeuzevillei, eucalyptus, nitens, eucalyptus pauciflora and eucalyptus niphophila are less suitable for this)

Eucalyptus applications

Eucalyptus applications


For the time being, eucalyptus is mainly planted as an ornamental ornamental tree in the garden.


The main reason for this is that it is a leafy deciduous tree that you also enjoy in winter. In addition, the often scented leaves are an important reason to plant a eucalyptus. These leaves are mainly used to process in flower arrangements but you can also very well bring a steam bath with you by throat and or cold problems.


There is a growing group of people who purchase eucalyptus because they keep animals that have an interest in this for various reasons. For example Galah’s (pink kakatoes) who make the leaves their nests and would be more fertile by the smell of eucalyptus. Also certain caterpillars and walking branches are large lovers of the different eucalyptus leaves. There are several zoos in Europe that keep koalas and so are grateful customers of the eucalyptus leaf.


Beekeepers often plant eucalyptus to lure bees and then make eucalyptus honey, and there is a growing number of flower picking gardens where they are specially planted as cut green in bouquets. The branches sold at the florist often still come from England or Italy because in the Netherlands and Belgium no one grows large-scale eucalyptus for cutting green.


Printing fabrics with eucalyptus is an art separate, each species gives a different color result and each substance reacts differently to a paint process. Nowadays, clothing is even made from eucalyptuss that come from sustainably managed forests. Of the trees in these forests, Lyocell/ Tencel is made, which is again processed into environmentally responsible clothing.


And of course not to mention, eucalyptus oil! For this purpose, eucalyptus, globulus, eucalyptus, nitens, eucalyptus radiata or eucalyptus citriodora are usually used. In particular, the latter species is also widely used to make drugs for mosquitoes because of the extreme lemon smell.


Because eucalyptus has enormous growth power and needs to be pruned regularly, you can soon have enough matriaal for these various applications


People often mistakenly think that a eucalyptus in your garden would ward off mosquitoes, something unfortunately not true. There were once projects where there was a lot of still/cloudy water and therefore many mosquitoes. These areas have dried them up by planting many eucalyptuss that took all the water with which these areas have been drained. With this, of course, the mosquitoes disappeared but clearly not because of the smell of the eucalyptus but by the eucalyptus’s ability to absorb huge amounts of water!


The Bark & Leaves

The Bark & Leaves

The bark

After a few years, the adult tree emits its old bark every year, creating the beautiful contrasting colours that you see, for example, in a plane, such as eucalyptus debeuzevillei and eucalyptus niphophila. However, each species does this in its own way, sometimes the bark falls into strips and in another you see, for example, a more flaking way of molting.

This is partly caused by the tree growing so fast but an additional advantage of this is that the tree remains healthy and parasites, mosses and fungi do not have a chance to settle on the tree.

The leaves

Most eucalyptuss have two types of leaves. At the youth stage they usually have round leaves but when the tree matures change in many species the leaves turn to narrow and sickle-shaped. If a tree is regularly pruned and kept small, most species will retain their youth leaf and create a more bushy shape. All species have their own distinctive shape, colour and smell in terms of their leaves

The smell of different types of eucalyptus varies from species to species and is released especially when the leaves are bruised. There are also a number of species that do not have fragrant leaves, this is mainly due to the high concentration of tanned acid which makes them feel a bit leathery. These species are ideal for planting in places where it blows a lot because they are less prone to drying out.