Eucalyptus cinerea
Common name: 
Silver Dollar Eucalyptus
Silver Dollar Gum
Argyle Apple
eu-ka-LIP-tus sin-E-ree-a
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • 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.
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • juvenile shoot, leaves

    juvenile shoot, leaves

  • adult shoots, leaves

    adult shoots, leaves

  • trunk, bark

    trunk, bark