Eucalyptus cinerea Myrtaceae
Silver Dollar Gum, Argyle Apple eu-ka-LIP-tus sin-E-ree-a
- Evergreen tree, to about 20-50 ft (6-15 m) tall and 20-45 ft (6-14 m) wide, upright and horizontal branches. Bark rough, fibrous, red-brown. Juvenile leaves opposite, sessile (without petiole) or short petiole, roundish, more or less clasping the stem, glaucous (bluish waxy coating); intermediate leaves similar but may be green; adult leaves alternate, broadly lanceolate, about 8-11 cm long and 1.5-2.5 cm wide, glaucous, thick; petioles 5-14 mm long.
- Sun, best on a dry site or with fast drainage. Tolerates wind.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8 Can be grown in USDA Zone 6, when killed to the ground it recovers quickly. Native to Australia (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland).
- cinerea: ash-colored, reference to the bluish-gray leaves
- Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden.