Plant Finder | Bill Pay | Store Hours
Monday - Saturday -- 8am-8pm Sundays -- 10am-6pm


Silver Drop Cider Gum

Eucalyptus gunnii 'Silver Drop'

Add To My Wish List

print page
Silver Drop Cider Gum (Eucalyptus gunnii 'Silver Drop') at Sargent's Nursery

Silver Drop Cider Gum foliage

Silver Drop Cider Gum foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Silver Drop Cider Gum (Eucalyptus gunnii 'Silver Drop') at Sargent's Nursery

Silver Drop Cider Gum

Silver Drop Cider Gum

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Other Names:  Silver Drop Eucalyptus

Brand:  Proven Winners


Foliage is very ornamental and widely used in fresh or dried floral arrangements; a beautiful landscape specimen, alone or in groups; size can be maintained by pruning, or it can be cut back to the ground like a perennial shrub in cooler climates

Ornamental Features

Silver Drop Cider Gum has attractive silver foliage with bluish-green undersides. The fragrant round leaves are highly ornamental and remain silver throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Silver Drop Cider Gum is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Silver Drop Cider Gum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Silver Drop Cider Gum will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, acidic soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Silver Drop Cider Gum makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

This plant is not always hardy in this region. Speak with Sargent's sales staff to learn more and discover if it's worth the risk, based on experience.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container 
Foliage Color  Texture  Bark 
Ornamental Features