Essentially a tree, Eucalyptus ‘Silverdrop’ can be pruned into a shrub by removing the main growing stem, giving lots of smaller branches ideal for floral design, its has beautiful silver-blue foliage which smells amazing, it is Eucalyptus after all!
Eucalyptus ‘Silverdrop’ is hardy in all but the harshest winters I prefer to grow in pots, enabling me to move plants to a sheltered winter location.
In just a few seasons plants will grow to an impressive size and the potted specimens make attractive garden decoration.
How to grow:
Store seeds in the fridge until you are ready to sow (it is important that seeds are fresh), the temperature fluctuations of early spring greenhouse create ideal conditions and timing for germination. Sow into individual modules or cells to limit root disturbance.
It is important that plants are not allowed to dry out.
Variety: Eucalyptus ‘Silverdrop’
Position: Full sun
Germination: 30-90 days
Pinching: Not required
Harvest: June/July onwards
Seeds per packet: 20
Cutting /Vase Life:
I find the silver-blue foliage looks at its very best by late Summer coinciding with the time you need it the most. Excellent for all personal flowers, it lasts very well out of water. Astonishing vase life.
Pick stems and place straight into buckets of water leaving to rest preferably overnight this is called conditioning. Passionately recommend!