Silver Drop Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus gunnii 'Silver Drop'

Perfect for adding color, texture, and fragrance to the garden, Silver Drop Eucalyptus's silvery grey foliage pairs nicely with plants that have darker leaves and blooms. Perfect for containers that need a splash of color.
There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden . Learn More
9-10: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow...for one season:


Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationyou-ka-LIP-tus GUN-ee-ee
Average Size at Maturity24-36" H x 12-18" W
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorSilver-green
Garden StyleRustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general-purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual in All Zones