Top Questions About Silver Dollar Gum Trees

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Questions About Silver Dollar Gum Trees

Asked by
recon02 on
February 6, 2011

Q. Silver Dollar Trees

Do Silver Dollar trees have wandering roots that head for water–like underground drain pipes. I have been told that they do.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 7, 2011
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Yes, they are very water hungry and if they cannot find a way to get enough water in the soil, may invade pipes.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 12, 2011

Q. Silver Dollar Gum Tree Pests

My daughter’s silver dollar gum tree has large crescent shaped sections of the leaves eaten out by something. What could be eating these leaves, and what can she do to stop the damage? We live in Las Vegas.

Answered by
Nikki on
July 12, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Since any number of things can attribute to this, I would recommend treating the tree with neem oil. It will kill both pests and any fungus on the tree. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Anonymous on
December 11, 2014

Q. silver dollar gum tree

Is it possible to keep a silver dollar gum tree as a bush or small tree? I would love to plant one but do not have room for a tall tree. I have read you can prune dramatically annually and that may permit a bush or hedge instead of a tree. Is this correct? Thank you very much!

Answered by
Nikki on
December 11, 2014
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Asked by
smcnamara on
October 26, 2015
zone 7

Q. rooting eucalyptus branch

I have searched the web for days on this…can I root a Eucalyptus branch from a tree? It is a silver dollar tree. A neighbor cut off a couple branches that I would love to root. I just can’t find info on that.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 27, 2015
Certified Expert
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The most common and easiest method of propagation is from seed.

You can propagate from cuttings but it is difficult.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/eucalyptus/propagating-eucalyptus-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 11, 2018

Q. Does the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus come in a bush, rather than a tree?

Hi, I was wondering if there was a bush or shrub version of the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus?
Thank you,
Sheri

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 12, 2018
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Asked by
pipefitter1026 on
August 22, 2018
leslie ga31764

Q. whers the seeds on silver dollar tree,how do i gather them

whers the seeds on silver dollar eucalyptus tree. how do I gather them

Answered by
drtreelove on
August 22, 2018
Certified Expert
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The seeds follow the flowering of a mature plant. Not on the juvenile foliage that is cut for floral arrangements.
There are multiple Eucalyptus species with the term "silver dollar" in the common name, so be sure you get what you want.
http://www.johnnyseeds.com/flowers/eucalyptus/silver-dollar-eucalyptus-seed-1509.html

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