Is it safe to plant eucalyptus?

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Deirdre Gately asked 13 years ago

I’m wondering if it’s safe to plant eucalyptus trees near (within a few feet of) a wall as I’ve heard that their vigorous growing root system can undermine foundations? If 2-3 feet is too close, how much space would you recommend? many Thanks!

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Eucalyptus is not a garden tree at all … it grows too big and has a tendency to drop big limbs. It sroots tend to leift a garden wall and it is not really safe within 15 metres of a house when it get large. 

If it is grown as a stooled bush, cut back each year or two, it is manageable.