Eucalyptus leaves OK for compost

Question: Can eucalyptus leaves be used for compost or mulch?

The research supports the idea of using eucalyptus leaves, composted or uncomposted, as mulch or as a soil amendment. No problems using it. This is contrary to most public opinion.

Bob Morris is a professor emeritus in horticulture with the University of Nevada and can be reached at Visit his blog at For more gardening advice, check the Home section of Thursday’s Las Vegas Review-Journal.


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