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Has anyone ever grown a eucalyptus plant in their home for their birds?

I'd love to hear of anyone's details if you have. Please let me know.





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I don't really need to as they grow all around me. But eucalyptus trees are just that, trees. They are not really suitable for growing indoors. My suggestion is to go to a local plant nursery and look for the ones that are suitable for your area. There are eucalyptus for all different climate types, from semi desert to snow. If you have a yard you can grow it out there. Just make sure you don't get one that can grow to 80 odd feet.
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I don't really need to as they grow all around me. But eucalyptus trees are just that, trees. They are not really suitable for growing indoors. My suggestion is to go to a local plant nursery and look for the ones that are suitable for your area. There are eucalyptus for all different climate types, from semi desert to snow. If you have a yard you can grow it out there. Just make sure you don't get one that can grow to 80 odd feet.

Ah you are lucky and have a much better climate then we do here in the Great White North of Canada, so your chances of growing it are much better there for you.

I have gone to many plant nursery's looking for eucalyptus plants and had no luck, I have tried to find it in florists shops as well. Unfortunately the stuff I find in florists shops are all treated with chemicals so its not something I can give to SPX.





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http://eucproducts.com/

Grow for birds and ship. But cost may kill it for you.
Never tried in doors, not an excepted tree.
I do have an Agonis in the aviary but it is thrashed and does not look like it likes it in there. Next I have a Coppersheen growing that will replace it this summer maybe. I have Wheat and Barley growing in the same container so will wait it out.


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Just checked out Eucprocucts site out.
They will ship tree parts to you in Canada and include some seeds for you to try and grow. Here is their rates
Shipping to Canada is fine and it’s (surprisingly) mostly the same rates as the US. The rates take a jump to Priority Mail at 4 lbs or 2-feet, so plan accordingly. I have been given a Certificate of Origin document by the Canadian Government that we attach to the box, and as far as I know, we haven’t had any problems with customs lately.
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Order WeightPostage .01 Oz - .99 Oz$7 1 Lb - 1.99 Lbs$11 2 Lbs - 3.99 Lbs$15 4+ Lbs - 5.99 Lbs$35 6+ LbsCall/Write for Quote


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Just checked out Eucprocucts site out.
They will ship tree parts to you in Canada and include some seeds for you to try and grow. Here is their rates
Shipping to Canada is fine and it’s (surprisingly) mostly the same rates as the US. The rates take a jump to Priority Mail at 4 lbs or 2-feet, so plan accordingly. I have been given a Certificate of Origin document by the Canadian Government that we attach to the box, and as far as I know, we haven’t had any problems with customs lately.
Canada Rates

Order WeightPostage .01 Oz - .99 Oz$7 1 Lb - 1.99 Lbs$11 2 Lbs - 3.99 Lbs$15 4+ Lbs - 5.99 Lbs$35 6+ LbsCall/Write for Quote


Thanks for the info Clive.


I have a friend who used this site for orders previously and has gotten free seeds to grow her own but the seeds didn't grow inside.

The cost isn't bad maybe I will call up my friend and see if I can get in on an order with her.





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I realize your climate is much different to ours but it still may be possible to grow one.

The one eucalyptus that you may be able to grow over there is the one we call it a Snow Gum. It has been introduced into Norway and can survive very low temperatures and deep snow. I know this small tree/shrub has been also introduced into the Andes and is about the only tree that they can get to grow in the high altitudes. If you got seeds you would probably need to start them growing in a hot house. Here is the link to it on Wiki. Look for the Subspecies that may be best suited.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucalyptus_pauciflora
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I realize your climate is much different to ours but it still may be possible to grow one.

The one eucalyptus that you may be able to grow over there is the one we call it a Snow Gum. It has been introduced into Norway and can survive very low temperatures and deep snow. I know this small tree/shrub has been also introduced into the Andes and is about the only tree that they can get to grow in the high altitudes. If you got seeds you would probably need to start them growing in a hot house. Here is the link to it on Wiki. Look for the Subspecies that may be best suited.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucalyptus_pauciflora

Thank you for the excellent info this is hopeful!





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