silver dollar gum Myrtaceae Eucalyptus
polyanthemos Schauer symbol: EUPO
Leaf: Alternate, evergreen, round leaves becoming ovate to broadly lanceolate on mature trees, 3 inches, blue-green on both surfaces, entire margins.
Flower: White, in clusters up to 6 inches.
Fruit: An urn-shaped capsule 3/8 inch long, in clusters.
Twig: Slender and red with a white bloom, smooth.
Bark: Tight, gray and fibrous-scaly; may shed to reveal smooth bark.
Form: A Small to medium tree with a dense weeping crown, commonly to 50 feet.
Looks like: silver gum
Additional Range Information: Eucalyptus polyanthemos is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and may seed into the landscape. See states reporting silver dollar gum.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2017 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson