How to Plant a Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Tree
Water your new silver dollar eucalyptus tree thoroughly. Keep the soil moist until you are ready to plant. Be sure the root ball is moist prior to planting. Dig a hole about twice as wide as the pot that your tree came in. Place your eucalyptus tree in the hole and make sure it is upright and level before backfilling the soil. Avoid planting too deep. You can do this by ensuring that the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the existing soil line. Now, you can fill the soil back in around your tree. Tamp the soil down gently to remove air pockets. Add a 1 to 2 inch layer of mulch extended a few inches past the rootzone in a mound around your newly planted tree. Mulch helps the ground retain moisture, protects the roots of your tree, and reduces weeds that compete for water and nutrients. Last, water your silver dollar eucalyptus thoroughly until the ground is completely saturated. Water daily for the first week and 1 to 3 times deeply for the first 2 to 3 months while your tree is establishing.