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 extremehort@aol.com. Visit his blog at xtremehorticulture.blogspot.com. For more gardening advice, check the Home section of Thursday’s Las Vegas Review-Journal.