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|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to fast|
|Soil type||Sand, sandy loam, clay loam, loam, clay|
|Soil moisture (minimum)||600 mm (24") per year|
|Native||New South Wales, Victoria|
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