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Rainbow Eucalyptus Time Until Pretty Bark

Posted by ThatAdeniumGuy (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 31, 14 at 16:26

Does anyone know how many years seedlings take until the pretty bark shows up? Does the trunk at this point become too thick for bonsai? I have a couple of these, I was thinking of bonsai one of them, but if the bark will never reach full greatness, no thanks.

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RE: Rainbow Eucalyptus Time Until Pretty Bark

IMHO, they likely have to reach a certain size before you can get the full value for the color--at least 2 or 3" possibly more. most all the spectacular pictures of this species that folks see are obviously of large diameter mature trees. i grow a number of eucalyptus tree species outdoors (sadly not this species---it is definitely tender to any significant hard frost) and FWIW the colorful bark feature on my trees is generally not shown on seedling trees but takes several years to develop.

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