silver gum Myrtaceae Eucalyptus
cordata Labill. symbol: EUCO31
Leaf: Opposite, evergreen, heart-shaped to round, entire margins, aromatic, blue-green above and below, to 4 inches.
Flower: White to creamy yellow, in clusters of 3, appearing August to September in New Zealand.
Fruit: An urn-shaped capsule 3/8 inch long, in clusters.
Twig: Slender, gray-brown to white, may be somewhat square.
Bark: When young, smooth and light brown to white; becoming reddish brown and somewhat furrowed.
Form: Extremely variable. Can attain 60 feet, more commonly a large shrub.
Looks like: silver dollar gum
Additional Range Information: Eucalyptus cordata is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2018 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range maps courtesy USGS from USDA "Atlas of United States Trees" by Elbert L. Little, Jr., Vol. 1 (1971) 3 (1976) 4 (1977) 5 (1978)