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Eucalyptus Silver Dollar

Scientific Name: Eucalyptus polyanthemos
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-11.


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The Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, also known as Gum Tree, is a hardy, fast-growing evergreen tree with dusty blue-green leaves that will bring year-round color as well as an aromatic fragrance to your yard. Cut some of the branches off and you can bring the fresh scent into the house as a natural way to aromatize your home. The Silver Dollar gets its name from the shape and color of its leaves which are round and silvery. These leaves make the eucalyptus a great shade tree to keep you cool during the summer months. The Silver Dollar is drought tolerant and is hardy in Zones 7-11. It reaches a height of about 40 feet and a spread of 10-12 feet. When planting, avoid wet areas. USDA ZONES:Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 business days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.

ATTENTION: If your order contains both bare root and potted plants, your order will ship AFTER the bare root trees are harvested. Additional shipping fees may apply if you notify us that you would like to receive your potted trees sooner. Please note this only applies to combination (bare root & potted) tree orders. If your order only contains potted trees it will ship within the 7-10 business day window. If your order only contains bare root trees, it will ship in the order it was received, after the tree harvest. Thank you!
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
After planting, mulch your Silver Dollar Eucalyptus creating a 3-4 inch layer that does not touch the tree's bark. Water at least once a week for the first two years, supplying 5-20 gallons of water per week. Prune in early spring.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews


No so good

Took some time to ship, which was fine. When it did I received to rather quickly. Stuck it in the ground the day I got it. Watered it daily in the mornings. Noticed the leaves started to turn brown after a few days. Trimmed all the dead leaves and now the other leaves have turned brown. Cut those off and now it’s just a stick in the ground.

Fast and safe delivery

The plant arrived safely. I planted it immediately.

Plant is still alive

The Eucalyptus Silver Dollar was very tall but with little branching and a small root ball. The box was bent in half and the stake holding the stem was broken. The “tree” itself was bent but not broken. Despite the fact that we followed the directions carefully, the tree has no new growth and some leaves are browning. We are concerned but the tree is still alive.