Silver Drop Eucalyptus

$ 3.50

Native to Australia, this shrub is covered with small rounded silver-green leaves about the size of a silver dollar. Great for bouquets, wreaths fresh or dried. Plants can grow to 3 feet in height but are only hardy to about zone 9, so for most of you, pots will have to be brought indoors in the winter, or they can be started fresh each year. Silver Drop Eucalyptus produces an essential oil that is used for its antiseptic properties.

10 seeds



Eucalyptus gunnii

Annual, Perennial-zones 9-11

Germination:  14-21 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF

Seed Planting Depth:  Sow on the surface, needs light for germination

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 10-12 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperature for germination. Sow a few seeds per individual cell or pot or start in a 20-row tray, then transplant into larger cells/pots/containers. Transplant outside after the last frost, 12-24" apart or into a container

Sowing Outdoors: Starting indoors is recommended. 

Growth Habit: Evergreen, upright branching foliage 

Height and Width: 36-48” x 24-36” 

Spacing:  12-24” apart   

Light Needs: Full sun 

Soil Needs: Fertile, well-drained

Days to Harvest Foliage: 90 -120 days, use fresh or dried

Uses: Ornamental, containers, cut flowers and bouquet fillers, dried flowers                

Care: Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Fertilize every few weeks.