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Is This A Eucalyptus neglecta?

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Does anyone know if this is a Eucalyptus neglecta? I bought it as Eucalyptus neglecta 'Big O' from a place called Soutgern Eucs, but am not sure if that is what it is, since I looked it up online and in the pictures I found they seem to be a bit different. Could it be a different species? 

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Chester B

Looks right to me.  Those leaves will get bigger with time and the squareness of the trunks and branches will become more apparent.  Mine is 12'+ and still has the juvenile foliage.  It was planted a year and a half ago around 18" tall.  Neglecta has a very strong eucalyptus smell compared to other trees.  If you rub the leaves with your finger I'm sure you'll smell it.

One bit of advice is to not stake them.  They will grow out of control and not have strong enough roots to support the weight.  It's fine with the support you have now, to get it started but I wouldn't stake it anymore as it grows.  It's probably going to want to lean away from the fence until it clears it.

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