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Eucalyptus cinerea

Eucalyptus cinerea
After a season's growth
silver dollar eucalyptus; argyle apple
Young specimen, newly planted

Common name silver dollar eucalyptus; argyle apple
Family myrtaceae
Life cycle tree (Z8-11)
Flowers white
Size to 30'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Medium-sized tree from Australia, commonly grown as a smaller specimen (annual shrub, or juvenile small tree) for its round, silvery-blue-green leaves that smell like menthol. Branches of foliage are often used by florists. Leaves on mature trees take a different shape. Flowers grow only on mature trees, and in any case are insignificant. We don't intend to grow a full-sized tree, but would like some of that evergreen silver-dollar goodness. Way back when we first started gardening, I started a packet of seed, and got a few plants to last for the season in our Pennsylvania garden. Now that we stand a chance of overwintering some plants in our garden, I'm trying again, and have exactly six tiny seedlings to attempt to coax to good health and vigor. Seeing how slow they were growing, we supplemented our brood with a few small nursery-purchased plants (one of them shown at right).

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: waterfall pondside, right-fence nursery area, rock garden nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from the Seed Man online. Seed packet to fridge for a few weeks, then germinated at room temperature

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