Grow your own cut foliage

For best results:

  • Good quality, freshly picked Eucalyptus foliage for use in the house, floral bouquets, celebration arrangements and exhibitions is often hard to come by.  People frequently remark that imported stock is often bruised or poor quality and let’s face it, home-grown is always better.
  • It is important to plant your young Eucalyptus tree according to our instructions, nurture it and when it has reached the right size, coppice it on the next March 19th (National Eucalyptus Day) – weather permitting.  This coppicing practice is essential if you are going to maintain a useful supply of the desirable juvenile foliage and not require a cherry-picker to harvest it.
  • Details on the practice of coppicing can be found here.
  • We also offer a ‘Growers Guide to Cut Foliage’; this is essential reading for the keen amateur and professional grower.  The guide covers choice of species, site selection, growing practices along with the special nutritional requirements for sustainable production of Eucalyptus foliage.  It’s not complicated, but it is helpful to know the ‘how’ and the ‘why’  Eucs need you to provide these things and it will lead to a long and happy relationship with your trees.   
  • To purchase a copy of  ‘Growers Guide to Cut Foliage’ click here.