Eucalyptus Seeds - Silver Dollar Tree
USDA Zones: 8 - 10
Height: 420 inches
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.5 - 7.5
Temperature: 60 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 84 - 98 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Press into soil and cover lightly with sand
Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Care & Maintenance: Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Cinerea Silver Dollar) - Bring this wonderfully aromatic tree to your yard! Amazingly fast growing, Eucalyptus Silver Dollar Tree, establishes from Eucalyptus seeds, and it creates a versatile tree for the yard or for a container indoors. Silver Dollar Gum tree has attractive blue-green, coin-shaped juvenile leaves, opposite on the pendulous stems, excellent for cut foliage. A good choice evergreen tree, withstanding dry areas and wind. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune Eucalyptus Silver Dollar tree in winter time.
Plant this blue-gray Silver Dollar Gum tree as a windbreak, in slots between buildings or as a shade tree in hot climates. Take advantage of its unique coloring by combining with plants that offer interesting contrast. Looks best when used in windrows or groves on large-scale home sites.
Sow Eucalyptus seed indoors into a starter tray. Press the flower seed into the soil and lightly cover with sand. Keep the Eucalyptus Cinerea seeds moist by watering from underneath. Once the seedling is 4 - 5 inches tall, transplant it into container. Use a 1 - 2 gallon container with potting mix with the appropriate amount of granular 5-10-10 fertilizer with micronutrients. If you want to plant Eucalyptus Silver Drop directly in the garden, prepare a spot for it. If your soil is clay-like or sandy, mix humus (compost) into the existing soil to improve its quality. Use a hoe or spade to break up existing soil, and pour the compost into the loosened soil; mix with a strong rake or hoe.