The Argyle Apple Tree

Get ready to be charmed by the Eucalyptus cinerea, a plant that's as unique as its name. Commonly known as the Argyle Apple or Mealy Stringybark, this plant is a true showstopper with its perfumed leaves and striking appearance.

Eucalyptus cinerea

Full Sun

Specific light requirements are not available.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

Highly Adaptable to Various Soils

Thrives in clay, silt loam, or sand, showing great adaptability.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Low Human Safety Concerns

This plant has minimal safety concerns.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Eucalyptus cinerea

The Eucalyptus cinerea is a woody perennial that can reach an impressive height of 15 to 52 feet and a width of 10 to 15 feet. Its leaves are a beautiful mix of cobalt, ash, olive, and ivory hues, while its flowers bloom in stunning shades of golden and alabaster. Although it does produce fruits, their color remains a mystery.

Did you know that the Eucalyptus cinerea's leaves are not just pretty to look at, but also perfect for floral arrangements? Plus, they're drying-friendly, so you can enjoy their beauty and fragrance for longer!

Also known as

Argyle apple
Mealy stringybark

Our design recommendations

With its towering height and wide spread, the Eucalyptus cinerea makes a grand statement in any garden. Its perfumed leaves add a sensory delight, while its unique color palette brings a touch of the exotic. It's perfect for cluster planting or as a standalone feature. The Eucalyptus cinerea is a versatile plant that can thrive in a variety of landscape locations. However, given its size, it's best suited for larger gardens or open spaces where it can truly spread its wings.