The blueish-green evergreen leaves of the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus tree will refresh your senses with their sweet aroma. You can experience this while simply walking outside to experience the smell! It gets its name from the attractive blue green coin shaped leaves that look like silver dollars.
Native to Australia, the Silver Dollar plant is drought tolerant and extremely fast growing. It can grow up to 40 feet tall at maturity with a 10 to 12 foot wide branch spread; which makes it an excellent shade tree.
During spring, the flowering plant will push out fluffy white flowers that contrast the green leaves nicely.
We have heard success stories about growing eucalyptus indoors if placed in a location with full sunlight for at least 6 hours a day. Perfect for the home gardener without yard space! Its attractive, peeling bark is reddish brown and adds a lush addition to any landscape.
How to Grow Eucalyptus Trees
The Silver Dollar tree requires full sun to partial sunlight and can tolerate partial shade. This species of eucalyptus grows best in well-drained soil. It is recommended to be brought indoors in fall before first frost for overwintering if you live in an extremely cold area.
You can easily ship the tree directly to your home and plant it immediately in your yard, or keep it in a container until you are ready to plant. This Silver Dollar Eucalyptus tree for sale will ship rooted in its pot in soil. Be sure to water extremely well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
If keeping in a container or pot, choose one with good drainage holes as this evergreen tree does not like wet feet. Container grown trees are perfect for patios or sunk into the ground.
The eThis tree quickly grows up to 2 feet per year or more.
Grows best in department of agriculture plant hardiness zones 8-11. Does best in the southern United States and cannot withstand freezing temperatures for too long. It is only moderately cold hardy. Some gardeners grow as an annual just for the invigorating scents the eucalyptus leaves can give off.
The fast growing Eucalyptus plant can be grown in a variety of soil types. The best time of year to plant your tree is in early spring or fall.
Live Eucalyptus Plant Care
Silver Dollar Eucalyptus care is necessary during the first year because of consistent watering needs to maintain its leafy foliage. A potted eucalyptus cinerea will take even more watering if in a pot with a drainage hole.
This tree can benefit from adding a slow release fertilizer at the top of the root ball during the early spring and summer months to improve foliage and root development. Mulching with an inch layer thick of organic matter or compost can help retain moisture at the top of the soil for the root structure.
Lots of people use this variety of eucalyptus for essential oils. Enjoy the fresh cut leaves as table decor, an addition to floral arrangements, wreaths or bridal bouquets, and even hang it in your shower to invoke the fresh scent!
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- Low maintenance
- Drought tolerant
- Fast growing