Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I just purchased Silver Dollar Gum ( Eucalyptus cinerea ) from my local garden center for $5.00. The baby Silver Dollar Gum is about 3.5 feet tall. I like these trees for their fragrant smell and blueish color. This Eucalyptus tree can reach heights of 40 feet in the right conditions and can reach 6 feet per year! As like many other plants some parts of the Silver Dollar Gum Tree are poisonous. Not to worry though as I do not plan on eating it.Here are some pictures of my new Silver Dollar Gum ( Eucalyptus cinerea ).




5 comments:

Stuart said...

How does that work? Here in Australia, where this plant is a native, it would cost me $15+ dollars to buy a tree this size yet you can buy it in the States for a third of the price!

Nice tree - you should enjoy that one Aaron.

Vanillalotus said...

What a beautiful interesting tree. I don't believe I have ever seen it before. Is it related or the same as the silver dollar plant at all?

Gus-Eucalyptologics said...

Nice to see that plant! E. cinerea is a species from a bit cooler area in Australia than your climate at Fort Pierce. It can take some regular frosts. It would be interesting to know how it performs in your climate, I do not anticipate problems, except maybe a quite fast growth!

There is a photothread at EUCALYPTOLOGICS on controlling early growth via pruning in ornamental Eucalyptus for a similar looking species as your new tree that you might find interesting!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tree the silver dollar gum tree is. unfortunately the council cut down our silver dollar just this week. it wasnt in my yard it was on their land.it was about 50 years +. The tree roots were blocking up water pipes and pushing up the concrete. i protested about it but there was nothing i could do. i really miss the silver dollar it was the most magnificent tree i ever saw. Today was the first time in 25 years that i havent seen it standing there. looks a bit bare.

Anonymous said...

The silver dollar gum tree is a beautiful tree. i am going to plant mine when the frost is gone. apparently they dont cause any trouble with water pipes etc. i know they grow really fast but i will keep it in check from time to time.