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Eucalyptus cinerea

Plant name: Argyle apple

Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees

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Origin: NSW, ACT, VIC.

Cultural notes: Adaptable to a range of soil types and shows some tolerance to temporary waterlogging. Prefers a sunny position.

Maintenance: Benefits from formative pruning when young to encourage a central leader. Can be pruned periodically. Can suffer from insect attack.

Tolerates: Tolerant or frost, drought and temporary waterlogging.

Flowering season: Spring and Summer.

Flower colour: Green conical flower buds open to small cream to yellow flowers. The fruit are small valved capsules.

Foliage colour: Juvenile 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.

Width: up to 5m

Height: up to 15m

Plant spacing: 200cm apart

Recommended uses: Attractive small to medium tree whose foliage can provide a good contrast in a garden situation. Popular street tree.

Description: 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.