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Eucalyptus polyanthemos - Silver Dollar Gum

Eucalyptus polyanthemos, the Silver Dollar Gum is a midsized drought tolerant tree. Eucalyptus polyanthemos has round silver leaves that are great in arrangements. Eucalyptus polyanthemos is a favorite tree for attracting hummingbirds to your garden. During our Christmas Bird Count these trees can be depended upon to have a few choice warblers and a wealth of hummingbird activity. Eucalyptus polyanthemos is fairly fast growing. The tips of the branches trail. Periodic safety pruning is recommended if the trees are a liablity if they drop branches. The Silver Dollar Gum has survived winter temperatures in our gardens to below 20°F.

Eucalyptus polyanthemos, Silver Dollar Gum

Silver foliage of Eucalyptus polyanthemos the Silver Dollar Gum. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.