Plant of the Week – Eucalyptus caesia ‘Silver Princess’

Another firm favorite for just about any garden!

Plant of the Week – Eucalyptus caesia ‘Silver Princess’

Author: Amy Davidson

Silver Princess (Eucalyptus caesia ‘Silver Princess’) is a beautiful ornamental tree endemic to Western Australia that grows to approximately 6 metres tall with a gently weeping growth habit.

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“Gungurru” comes from the name used by the indigenous Noongar people.  The tree flowers from Winter to Spring with large pink-red blossoms 4 – 5 centimetres in diameter.  The flowers are followed by large, urn-shaped gumnuts.

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Young leaves, stems, buds and fruit are blue-green in colour and covered in a showy white powder.  The Silver Princess is easy to grow provided it has well drained soil and protection from wind.

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It is a truly spectacular native with interesting features all year round.  The trees are even more striking when planted in clusters of 3 or 5.

The Silver Princess is a perfect addition to any garden.

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