Interesting, unique, fragrant and unexpectedly hardy! The hardiest of the Eucalyptus Tree varieties that we carry is the gunnii species aka Cider Gum. It is hardy to Zone 7 (0° F) and can grow to 50 ft.
Large, round juvenile leaves are fragrant and silvery-gray. Usually maintained as a shrub. If left unpruned in a mild climate it will quickly become a medium sized tree, growing up to 10 ft. Evergreen, aromatic foliage and stems can be used fresh or dried in floral arrangements. Silver Dollar Gum Eucalyptus can be used as a container plant, cut back and brought indoors before the first frost. Tolerates drought growing conditions once established. Full sun. Also known as Argyle Apple in Australia. Zone 8-10.
A favorite in dried floral arrangements for its aromatic foliage. Attractive, blue, round disk-shaped juvenile leaves on either side of the stem. Will maintain this characteristic if pruned back annually and grown as a bush. Otherwise, Cider Gum Eucalyptus will grow quickly to 50 ft. and will have a mature long willow-like leaves above 8 ft. Narrow, columnar evergreen tree with large, spreading branches. Trunk has peeling bark and produces a sap similar to maple syrup. Prefers sandy soils. Native to Tasmania. Also known as "Gunnii". Among the hardiest of the Eucalyptus, to about 0° F. Zone 8-10.