silver dollar gum Myrtaceae Eucalyptus
|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
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson