Eucalyptus cinerea

Silver Dollar gum, Argyle apple

 

Description: This species is widely used in fresh or dried arrangements and makes a beautiful landscape specimen, planted single or in groups. It has distinctive, blue-green aromatic foliage.  The creamy yellow flowers are insignificant. It may be pruned at any time and can be cut back to the ground if severely damaged by cold. Our landscape specimen received considerable damage here during the "blizzard" of '96 and had complete leaf kill. It was cut back to the ground in March of 1997 and still attained a height of 7' in one season. It is our most frequently requested plant and it is still in our landscape - we just cut it back to the ground every two years and treat it as a perennial shrub in my Zone 6 area. This species will also do well indoors if given a large container and pruned to maintain the size you want.  Food source for Koala browse.  Suitable for slightly  saline sites (ECe 200-400 mS/m.

Culture: Sun, acid soil, clay, clay/loam, loam, sand, sandy loam, 24" annual rainfall.

Uses: Ornamental plantings, aromatic foliage, windbreaks, shade tree, coastal area plantings, essential oils, cut flowers, foliage or fruit, gum or resin products, Koala browse..

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 7
Type Medium tree to 50', may be pruned for multiple stems or to maintain desired height, lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate to fast
Placement Sun
Soil type Sand, sandy loam, clay loam, loam, clay
Soil moisture (minimum) 600 mm (24") per year
Native New South Wales, Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletAttractive, scented foliage fresh or dried
bulletMay be treated like a perennial shrub
bulletMost frequently requested (and popular) species

Problem Solving Features

bulletAttractive accent plant or tree
bulletModerate moisture needs
bulletFast growth rate in sun, may be pruned if needed for re-growth

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  430 seeds per gram.
 
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