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Eucalyptus cinerea - Silver Dollar Tree

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: 25-40 feet
Width: 20-30 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Eucalyptus cinerea (Silver Dollar Tree) - This is a fast growing medium-sized evergreen tree grows to 25 to 40 feet tall by 20 to 30 feet wide, usually with a crooked or curved trunk with fibrous and furrowed reddish brown bark and a dense full crown. Its juvenile leaves are pairs of oval, silvery-powder colored leaves on white stems that mature to be more lanceolate shaped held alternatively along the stem - this tree hold both juvenile and mature leaves. White flowers bloom near the stems in the winter through spring. Plant in a fairly well-drained soil where it does well in the full sun and is wind and sale tolerant. It is hardy to 15 to 20 degrees F. Eucalyptus cinerea is endemic to south-eastern Australia. The name for the genus comes from the Greek words 'eu' meaning "well" and 'kalypto' meaning 'to cover' as with a lid and an allusion to the united calyx-lobes and petals that is called an operculum that forms a lid or cap that is shed when the flowers open. The specific epithet is a Latin word meaning "ash-colored" or "grey" in reference to the white, waxy bloom on the leaves flower buds and fruit. Argyle Apple is the common name that has been used in Australia since 1867, referring to Argyle County in New South Wales, which was named in 1820 by Lachlan Macquarie, then governor of New South Wales, after his native county in Scotland. In Australia it is also often called Long-leaved Argyle Apple and Silver Stingybark but in California it is more often called Silver Dollar Tree for its rounded silver colored juvenile leaves. We grew this attractive Eucalyptus since the nursery open in 1979 until 2004.  The information provided on this webpage is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in our nursery library and that information that we have found about it on reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations in our nursery of crops of this plant, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information aiding others in growing Eucalyptus cinerea.