Note: Smart Fertiliser is to be used on Eucalyptus that are planted in the ground. For container trees we recommend Chempak No4, and we will be releasing our own container-specific product soon!
3 sizes available:
Small 80g – maximum 4 small applications or 1 large application.
Medium 400g – maximum 20 small applications or 5 large applications.
Large 800g – maximum 40 small applications or 10 large applications.
where a ‘small application’ is 1 square meter and a ‘large application’ is 4 square meters. See Dosage and Rate of Use below.
Packaging is completely compostable, including the ziplock. Please put it in your compost heap or green waste bin after use. Composition: “Eco Kraft paper”, bio-cellulose film, starch zip.
Why use this product?
Hardy Eucalyptus’s CEO, Hilary Collins BSc. (Hons)hort. MCIHort., has a background in horticultural research, including the cultivation of tree crops. Hilary runs ongoing research and development trials at the Nursery, using her understanding of complex plant biochemistry, which led to the discovery of Smart Fertiliser.
It’s really clever stuff. Smart Fertiliser is a specialist slow release plant food, perfectly balanced to encourage healthy ‘top growth’ on your Eucalyptus tree and uniquely available to keen gardeners through Hardy-Eucalyptus.com. Its slow release action shuts down in very cold and very hot conditions, but achieves maximum release under optimum growing conditions. This means the fertiliser is present for your Euc when it needs it most and unlike many fertilisers, it does not leach unnecessarily into the environment under cold, wet conditions, causing pollution.
Smart Fertiliser is of particular importance if you are growing for cut foliage, screening trees/hedges, firewood logs or when establishing liners or 1 litre stock, especially in a field situation. Standard specimen Eucalypts don’t require feeding once established, but if you are harvesting a crop or regularly pruning a feature, both of which remove stored collateral, then your trees require plant food. Frequent removal of vegetation without feeding will lead to Euc-exhaustion!
And it’s a ‘team effort’. Smart Fertiliser works in combination with mycorrhizal fungi to provide sustained nutrition during the growing season, in the correct proportions to encourage healthy plant growth. (See Timing Application below)
A multi-purpose product; you can also use this plant food in Spring to feed your roses, Japanese maples, flowering trees and shrubs, and even on lawns in the Autumn. Hardy Eucalyptus have successfully used Smart Fertiliser in a flower cutting garden with great results.