I get quite a few enquiries from those who are considering planting Eucalyptus in boggy ground.
As with most of the information I have read on Eucalyptus, there seems to be divergent views.
My experience with the varieties below is that they have all done well in saturated ground.
- Eucalyptus Viminalis
- Eucalyptus Gunnii
- Eucalyptus Nitens
- Eucalyptus Orbafolia
- Eucalyptus Dalrympleana
I’m currently 2021 planting Swamp Gums:
- Eucalyptus Rodwayi which I planted on an exposed bank in December 2020. They survived 😮
- During July 2021 I planted Camphora in my wettest area. They have established very quickly and are thriving.
- Ovata is the other Swamp Gum I sell, very vigorous. I planted a dozen in an area that gets saturated in the winter, though is free draining and during the warm dry periods it will dry out. Ovata is considered to be drought resistant once established. What more could you want here in Ireland, or indeed many other global locations in this age of climate uncertainty !
The video below was actually taken on the 2nd of December 2018
I will make another video of the same plug trays, and poly pot plants in January 2019
So as you can tell from the videos, I am happy to recommend Eucalyptus for wet ground.
An additional update on the photo below
These seedlings were left in the damp poly tunnels during the winter, with the grow bag tray full of water. I didn’t do this intentionally, it just worked out that way. As you can see, fabulous lush green growth.