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Silver Dollar Eucalyptus
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Eucalyptus is one of our favorite foliage plants, we love the dusty silver leaves, the spicy fragrance, the geometric growth habit of the leaves, and the way all that structure coincides with a loose bushy plant shape.
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  • SHIPSBeginning in April, after your last frost date

  • ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (annual in zones 2-7, tender perennial in zones 8-11)

  • INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2.5" diameter pot

  • Botanical NameEucalyptus cinerea
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Description

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus trees are native to Tasmania where they can grow up to 40ft! Here in the USA, they're grown as a beautiful foliage shrub. Easy going and fast growing, they can be grown indoors or out with enough sun and moist soil (just go big on the pot!) They also have another common name, Mealy Stringybark, which makes us giggle quietly to ourselves. (So undignified).

The crisp, spicy-minty scent is bright and soothing and the silvery leaves are smooth and fleshy to the touch. A stem or two in a bouquet will up your bouq-bouq game every time. Includes 3 young plants.


  • SUN Full sun, or part shade
  • HEIGHT6-8ft when full grown as an annual
  • SPACING2-5" between plants
  • CLIMATE Heat loving
  • DEER Deer resistant
  • KIDS+PETS Toxic if ingested; oil from leaves can cause skin irritation
  • WATER Drought tolerant
  • INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers inside and outside

How to Plant

Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.

Where to Plant

Find a place that gets a decent amount of sun, in well draining soil.

When to Plant

Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring.

When to Expect Blooms

Here for the foliage.

Care Instructions

Water regularly until they get established, and then give them extra water during dry spells. Happy in hot, dry, poor soil.  

Extra Credit

Makes a great feature stem in dried arrangements, with long-lasting color and scent. It does not like being transplanted, so choose a large container or a spot in the ground where it can stay for its whole life. The leaves are very toxic if ingested, so do keep away from curious pets and kids.

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus

$32.00 $0.00 ( / )