Silver Dollar Eucalyptus
|Adaptable, Well Drained
Are you looking for a unique, evergreen tree that will really make your landscape stand out?! How about one that has an amazing, fresh scent? Look no further than the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus.
The fast growing Silver Dollar Eucalyptus has fragrant blue-green, rounded leaves and reddish-brown, peeling bark. With a mature height up to 40 feet and width up to 20-30 feet, with enough space this tree can grow fairly large. However, it will maintain a smaller size if it has less space to grow. Some even grow this tree in containers to keep a manageable specimen or move indoors in winter.
Beyond its good looks, this Eucalyptus has a clean, menthol-like scent. This scent comes from an oil produced within the leaves. Not only does this scented oil relax you, it repels insects including mosquitoes and fleas! Simply trim off some branches and fill your home with this lovely scent and attractive foliage. You can even dry these cuttings for an even longer lasting arrangement or to give as gifts throughout the year!
Reward yourself with the soothing scent of the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus today!
How To Preserve A Silver Dollar Eucalyptus
Add 1 part glycerin to 2 parts water and bring to a slight boil, use the solution to put in a vase and place the cut eucalyptus in the vase. Keep your vase in a cool area between 60-75 degrees out of direct sunlight and allow absorbtion of the mixture. Once the leaves turn dark gold, they are ready to be removed from the vase and hung to dry.
Are These Trees Poisonous?
If large amounts of the oil in this plant is consumed, it is considered poisonous causing symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, or even a coma.
How To Prune This Eucalyptus
Excessive top growth can be pruned back in winter or summer to control height and keep the tree tidy. This tree can be kept in a container and pruned to maintain a reasonable size.
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