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Eucalyptus cinerea 50-70cm

Eucalyptus cinerea 50-70cm

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Product Description

Eucalyptus cinerea, commonly known as the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus or Argyle Apple, is a distinctive and ornamental evergreen tree native to southeastern Australia. This species is renowned for its striking, round, silvery-blue leaves, which resemble silver dollars, and its aromatic foliage that emits a pleasant, menthol-like fragrance when crushed. The Silver Dollar Eucalyptus is valued for its unique foliage, making it a popular choice for both ornamental landscaping and floral arrangements. It's a relatively small eucalyptus tree, making it suitable for gardens, patios, and larger containers.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Eucalyptus cinerea thrives in temperate to subtropical climates with mild winters and warm summers. It is generally not frost-tolerant and may require protection in areas with freezing temperatures.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Silver Dollar Eucalyptus in a location that receives full sun. These trees require plenty of direct sunlight to grow vigorously and maintain their distinctive foliage color.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, sandy or loamy soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH (around 6.0-7.5). Good drainage is essential to prevent root rot.

  4. Planting: Plant Eucalyptus cinerea in the spring or early autumn. Dig a hole that is as deep and wide as the root ball and position the tree at the same level it was growing in the nursery container. If growing in a container, choose one with adequate drainage holes.

  5. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist during the tree's establishment period, which can last for the first year or two. Once established, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus trees are somewhat drought-tolerant and can be watered less frequently. Water deeply when you do irrigate to encourage deep root growth.

  6. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or compost, around the base of the tree to conserve soil moisture, regulate temperature, and suppress weeds.

  7. Fertilization: Eucalyptus cinerea generally does not require heavy fertilization. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth.

  8. Pruning: Prune your Silver Dollar Eucalyptus as needed to maintain its shape, remove dead or diseased branches, and encourage bushier growth. You can also prune to limit the tree's size if desired.

  9. Pest and Disease Control: These trees are relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, watch for common issues like aphids or scale insects and address them as needed.

  10. Propagation: Propagate Eucalyptus cinerea from seeds, which require stratification (a period of cold and moist conditions) for successful germination.

Eucalyptus cinerea, the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, is a captivating tree valued for its eye-catching foliage and delightful fragrance. By providing the right growing conditions and care, you can enjoy the beauty and aromatic appeal of this unique eucalyptus species in your garden or as a container plant.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 50-70cm

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