'Good' Cut Foliage Collection - 4 x 1 litre trees

£78.50Price

Grow your own cut foliage!

Starter pack for anyone interested in growing their own cut foliage.

Perfect taster kit for a flower farmer, but also suitable for a keen gardener, hobby florist or just to have in the garden. 

Different bundles available.

Larger bundle = better discount.

 

 

 

Tree Choice 1
Tree Choice 2
Tree Choice 3
Tree Choice 4
  • Stock:

    As of 12pm 9th December:

    1. Baby Blue - in stock
    2. Cinerea - Out of stock 
    3. Nicholii- in stock
    4. Parvula- in stock
    5. Perriniana- in stock
    6. Stellulata - Out of stock
    7. Subcrenulata- in stock
    8. Nursery’s Choice

    Please read species descriptions below.

                                                               

     

    Grow your own cut foliage!

    Starter pack for anyone interested in growing their own cut foliage.

    Perfect taster kit for a flower farmer, but also suitable for a keen gardener, hobby florist or just to have in the garden. 

    Take advantage of this amazing package deal in time for Christmas

     

    See links below to our Better or Best bundles which are separate shop items. 

     

    A quantity of 1 means that you will receive 1 GOOD bundle:

    Good:

    • 4 x 1 litre trees,
    • 60g Rootgrow

              £78.50 (This product)

     

    Better:

    • 4 x 1 litre trees,
    • 60g Rootgrow,
    • 1 litre AfterPlant,
    • 400g Smart Fertiliser,
    • 800g Chempak no.4

              £97.18 with discount. RRP £102.29 link to "Better"

     

    Best:

    • 4 x 1 litre trees,
    • 60g Rootgrow,
    • 1 litre AfterPlant,
    • 400g Smart Fertiliser,
    • 800g Chempak no.4,
    • copy of 'Fantastic Foliage and how to Farm It' written by CEO Hilary Collins. 

              £108.71 with discount. RRP 120.79 Link to "Best"

     

    If you would like to order more than one bundle, please add one bundle to cart and then go back and add another bundle to ensure that you select the correct bundle and tree names. 

     

    HOW TO BUY THIS PRODUCT:

    You are buying a collection of 4 x 1 litre trees with the GOOD sundries bundle.

    A 'Quantity' of 1 in the box above = 4 trees (shipped to you in one box!). The trees themselves also have a code number from 1-7 to help you identify them in the photos. 

    Please choose your tree species from their description in the list below, there are photos of each of their leaf types above, and then select your tree choices in the option boxes above

    Feel free to mix and match, or have four of the same!

    Alternatively, select 'Nursery's Choice'. We'll put together four of our best, bushiest trees for you with a range of colours and leaf shapes. You can always "Add a note" at checkout, or give us a call!

    If you wish to order more than one bundle, please add your first bundle to the cart and then go back and start the selection process a second time. This will not add to your shipping cost but will be delivered to the same address. 

    If you would like to order a number of trees other than in multiples of 4 (e.g. 6, 7...22 or 158!) then please contact the nursery on 07515 261 511 to ensure we get your order correct. 

     

    Why buy all the sundries?

    We have been researching the perfect Eucalyptus growing method for over 10 years. We don't sell you any unnecessary products; each one has a very important job to do. Buying a bundle means you make a saving on each product. See the RRP above. 

    Links to bundles; Good (this one), Better, Best.

    Rootgrow; (all bundles) apply to rootball/scatter in hole at the time of planting. Rootgrow is a fungi that binds with the growing tree roots (a symbiotic relationship) and facilitates nutrient uptake into the tree. A well-fed tree = good quality foliage. 60g will give you enough for all 4 trees. Read more here.

    AfterPlant; (Better and Best bundles) Developed by the Rootgrow people. AfterPlant is made from a specific type of seaweed (yes, it really matters) and has two jobs: 1) wash it over the leaves of the tree before planting to prevent transplant shock, 2) water onto the rootzone 4 days after planting as this gives the fungi above time to hatch out and then feeds the fungi to help it bind with the tree! All clever stuff. This one-size-only product gives you more than enough to work with and is also great for feeding a variety of crops/ornamentals around the garden. Read more here.

    Smart Fertiliser; (Better and Best bundles) Researched by us. We make the mistakes so you don't have to. Eucalyptus are can be fussy eaters and need the correct proportions of nutrients. This specific blend of N:P:K is applied just a few times during the growing season; a well-fed tree means healthy foliage! FYI: do not ever use manure or food waste.  400g will give you enough for 1-2 years for all 4 of your trees. Read more here

    Chempak no.4; (Better and Best bundles) This high Pot-ash feed helps to 'set' soft new growth into tougher woody stems and supports the tree through the winter. All of the Eucalyptus we have on offer here are hardy in most parts of the UK (always check your soil conditions before choosing a tree), but nearly all everygreen plants regardless of genus will suffer if we have a hard winter. This product helps to protect your crop. Read more here.

    The Book: (Best bundle) Fantastic Foliage and how to Farm It; the essential guide to growing cut Eucalyptus. Written by Hilary Collins BSc(hons) Horticulture, MCIHort, and CEO of Hardy Eucalyptus. This glossy hard-back, full-colour, straight-talking book is the complete year-round guide to growing Eucalyptus as a crop. Includes chapers such as; setting up your site; feeding and weeding your crop; pruning, harvesting and processing; pests, diseases and 'things that go crunch in the night'. Read more here. 
     

     

    Tree number:

    no. 1 - Baby Blue; sought-after by florists for it's densly packed small round blue leaves. Very rigid stems. Slowest growing out of this selection. See full product page here.

    no. 2 - cinerea; also known as the Silver Dollar eucalyptus. Larger silvery blue leaves. Popular with florists. See full product page here.

    no. 3 - nicholii; very fine feathery green leaves. Densely placed on the stem. Leaves have a minty smell. See full product page here.

    no. 4 - parvula; sometimes mistakenly called 'parvifolia'. Very popular eucalyptus with smaller dark green leaves with a slightly teal bloom in some lights. See full product page here.

    no. 5 - perriniana; Very striking disk-like silver-blue leaves. Stem passes through middle of leaf. See full product page here.

    no. 6 - stellulata; beautiful drooping habit. Veined leaves catch the light and shine like a stained glass window. On the mint-green spectrum. See full product page here.

    no. 7 - subcrenulata; robust habit. Gorgeous dark green leaf similar to a round holly, sometimes with burgundy edges. Densely placed on the stem. See full product page here.

    no. 8 - Nursery's Choice. Too many to choose from? We'll put together four of our best, bushiest trees for you with a range of colours and leaf shapes. Please let us know in the checkout 'Notes' or by email if you have specific site conditions e.g. lime soil, very cold, coastal etc. 

     

    We have chosen these trees for their vigour.

    Plant them and abandon them, and in 10 years time you'll have a beautiful but very tall tree!

    Prune and train them for foliage crops, and they'll reward you with armfulls of gorgeous foliage for years to come. 

    If you were to pick a slow growing, short Eucalyptus you would not be able to regularly take foliage from it as it would take too long to grow back!

     

    How to grow cut foliage:

    We have receintly published a book called 'Fantastic Foliage and how to Farm It' a guide book to growing Eucalyptus for cut foliage - a first in the world, we think. Exciting stuff!

    Our CEO and head researcher, Hilary, had been writing this book for many years and we released it in Spring 2019, in time for the 'Flowers from the Farm' conference, at which Hilary was a guest speaker. 

    Further reading; please go to our page on Training and Pruning, in particular the section called "Coppice method B". 

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