The most notable additions are E. nicholii, "Willow Eucalyptus" and E. polyanthemos, most commonly known a "silver dollar" in the floral trade. Just to keep it interesting we also have one that the seed supplier calls "silver dollar" despite the fact that it is clearly a different species. It is a larger form of the baby blue eucalyptus that you may be more familiar with. (this is the danger of common names in horticulture!)
Kira's Supreme is a new one as well, and I can find very little information. If you have grown it do let me know how you like it, and I will update this description. It appears to be rather similar to Silverdrop, but I'm just guessing.
Silverdrop is the favorite among farmer florists. Elegant branches of smaller leaves. Fragrant but not overly pungent, and not terribly sticky. Can be very profitable if grown well.
Eucalyptus are slow to establish, but can grow huge, especially in their second year if you have a frost free tunnel for them. The new growth can be hard to hydrate, but more mature stems are quite rugged and long lasting. They dry well.
If you have better photos of any of the varieties listed, feel free to share them with me for use on the website. I have used photos from the seed supplier to give a point of reference for each variety. Some of these photos show mature foliage, so the first year juvenile growth may differ
While I seldom suggest "bumping up" your plugs into larger cells, Eucalyptus are the exception. If you have a greenhouse, get them early and grow them on in 72 trays until after chance of frost.
Order early, as some of these will undoubtedly sell out. Kira's Supreme is Not Available due to seed shortage. Silver Dollar is unavailable the 2020/2021 season.
$0.40-60 per plug depending on variety. Grown in a 128 cell tray, billed as 125
10 week lead time
Photos courtesy of Caleb Whitfield, Firstfruit Gardens. First photo by Ali Weber Photography