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Eucalyptus cinerea

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Silver Dollar Gum (Eucalyptus cinerea) at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Eucalyptus cinerea foliage

Eucalyptus cinerea foliage

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Height:  50 feet

Spread:  50 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Argyle Apple

Description:

Foliage is very ornamental and widely used in fresh or dried floral arrangements; a beautiful landscape specimen, alone or in groups; can be pruned back to the ground like a perennial shrub in cooler climates

Ornamental Features

Silver Dollar Gum has attractive bluish-green foliage. The fragrant round leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Silver Dollar Gum is an evergreen tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Silver Dollar Gum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Silver Dollar Gum will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 50 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, acidic soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Articulation 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features