Silver dollar gum is a medium-sized tree with a dense, upright crown. Rarely blooming, this species is valued for its unique foliage. The incredibly fragrant leaves are silver, round, and attach to the branch without stems. The visual effect is reminiscent of silver dollars, hence the common name.
Not a good tree close to the built environment as the roots are intrusive. It makes a great container plant. A rapid grower, prune heavily to encourage the robust growth of small branches full of leaves. More branches equal more leafstalks, the kind valued in dries floral arrangments. Silver dollar gum grows best with full sun and well-drained soils.
Minor skin irritation occurs when the leaves or bark is handled, and the oil is extremely toxic, especially if ingested in large quantities.
- Container plant
- Toxic to animals and humans