Eucalyptus are easy to grow provided you give them a sunny, but sheltered position in a moist, but well-drained soil. Water well during the first season, especially if planted in a container. Eucalyptus don’t usually require any fertiliser if planted in the garden, but you may want to add some slow release fertiliser in spring or summer if planted in a container. Pruning can be done to maintain shape, encourage more bushy growth or corrective pruning for badly placed or unstable branches. Most pruning should ideally be done in March/April, but light summer pruning can be done to maintain size/shape. Autumn and winter pruning should be avoided.