Florist Silver Dollar
Eucalyptus pulverulenta 'Baby Blue'

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucalyptus (yoo-kuh-LIP-tus) (Info)
Species: pulverulenta (pul-ver-oo-LEN-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Baby Blue

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Tempe, Arizona

Lecanto, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Natchez, Mississippi

Albany, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 2, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is the Silver Dollar Gum that you get in the flower shops as part of arrangements. Grown in large fields throughout southern California- interesting look- tends to be wider than tall and leaves still nearly circular and relatively small compared to other 'silver dollar' gums.