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Eucalyptus cinerea

Silver Dollar Tree
Myrtaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees

EUCALYPTUS

With few exceptions, these plants are native to Australia. More than 600 different species grow there, ranging from sprawling shrubs (many of them bearing the common name “mallee”) to skyline trees. About 150 species have been grown in areas of California and Arizona that have climates similar to the plants’ native Australian habitats; many more have been grown as solitary representatives in arboretums. Eucalypts are the most widely planted non-native trees in these two Western states—for several hundred miles in parts of California.

Eucalyptus cinerea

Grows 20 to 55 ft. high and 20 to 45 ft. wide. Roundish, gray-green juvenile leaves are 1 to 2 in. long. Long, narrow green mature leaves. Unimportant small white flowers, small seed capsules. Cut back often for a supply of decorative foliage. Withstands wind. Best in dry site or with fast drainage. Can be used as perennial in borderline climates.

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