'Silver Drop' Eucalyptus, sometimes called a "Cider Gum", is a great aromatic herb
and has a lovely, small, silvery leaf . These stems work well in any arrangement and can be used both fresh and dried. Add this great filler to your flower garden for its height as a background plant and its unusual but beautiful look. A more cold-hardy variety of the Eucalyptus family, 'Silver Drop' has thrived on our farm here in zone 7, despite the harsh winters we sometimes get! Medicinally
, the essential oils from Eucalyptus 'Silver Drop' are used to relieve respiratory and sinus congestion and infection, rashes, sores and asthma. These oils are also used in deodorants, bath oils, shampoos and in Aromatherapy products.
Eucalyptus is easy to grow and maintain, both in the ground or in a container
. It can be brought indoors to winter over, but be sure to give it lots of sunshine or this Tasmanian native won't grow happily.