silver gum Myrtaceae Eucalyptus cordata Labill. Listen to the Latin symbol: EUCO31 Other Fact Sheets
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
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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
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