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Eucalyptus polyanthemos - Silver Dollar Gum, Red Box

Eucalyptus polyanthemos, the Silver Dollar Gum is a midsized drought tolerant tree. Eucalyptus polyanthemos has round silver leaves that are great in arrangements. The early creamy white flowers make Eucalyptus polyanthemos 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, Red Box. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Eucalyptus Genus featured on this site:
Eucalyptus caesia magna
Eucalyptus ficifolia
Eucalyptus macrocarpa
Eucalyptus sideroxylon
Eucalyptus torquata