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SILVER DOLLAR GUM
Eucalyptus polyanthemos

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Photo Locations: UC Santa Cruz Arboretum - Santa Cruz, CA, Cal Poly State University Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA

General Notes

Foliage used for dried arrangements. Hardiness estimate: 14-18 degrees F.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Southeastern Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 75 feet.

Width: 15 - 45 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate to Lanceolate, Gray Green or Silver Gray, No Change, Evergreen.

White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Mottled, Dark Gray or Light Gray.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Oak Root Rot and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered High.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Attracts Bees.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus polyanthemos Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-polyanthemos >

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