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Eucalyptus cinerea

argyle apple

A small to medium sized tree growing to 15m in height. Red-brown to grey-brown, fibrous bark on the lower trunk and larger branches. A dense crown of attractive silver-blue foliage is a distinctive feature of this species.
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originNSW, ACT, Vic.
cultural notesAdaptable to a range of soil types and shows some tolerance to temporary waterlogging. Prefers a sunny position.
maintenanceBenefits from formative pruning when young to encourage a central leader. Can be pruned periodically. Can suffer from insect attack.
toleratesTolerant or frost, drought and temporary waterlogging.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourGreen conical flower buds open to small cream to yellow flowers. The fruit are small valved capsules.
foliage colourJuvenile foliage is silvery-blue, rounded and grows in opposite pairs. It is often retained through a large part of the mature tree. Adult foliage maintains the silvery-blue colour but is more elongated and sickle shaped.
widthup to 5m
heightup to 15m
plant spacing200cm apart
recommended usesAttractive small to medium tree whose foliage can provide a good contrast in a garden situation. Popular street tree.
 
plant image creditsCreative Commons License HelloMojo

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