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Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider Gum) - 9L Pot

A stunning typical eucalyptus, this tree is tall and slender, with almost blue young foliage, turning to grey-green in adulthood. Commonly known as the Tasmanian Cider Tree, this gum is evergreen, and will reach almost a 12m height, in a conical shape.

Whilst this tree may look slender and vulnerable, it is a very hardy plant, and will easily survive most winters. This gorgeous tree is best planted either as a specimen tree or a garden shrub border.

Foliage

Eucalyptus gunnii is the most popular variety of eucalyptus tree in the UK and it is easy to see why. The young foliage on the tree is an unusual, eye-catching, silvery blue colour and it would look brilliant brought indoors and used as part of a floral arrangement. The foliage on the tree changes as it matures. The young foliage is round and becomes increasingly elliptic as it ages changing from blue to an attractive grey-green. An evergreen tree, it provides colour and interest in your garden all year round.

Size and Shape

This slender tree is a lot tougher than it looks! A vigorous grower with a tall, conical shape this versatile tree can be used as a specimen tree or as a bushy garden shrub in a border. A fast grower, this hardy tree has an ultimate height of roughly 10 metres and the flaking bark on the trunk reveals attractive shapes and patterns.

  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 1.2-1.5m incl. pot
  • Tree is approx 2 years old with a 4 year old rootstock
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Foliage Colour: Grey-green, silver
  • Approx. Growth Height: 10m
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile
Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
How your order will arrive

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.

  1. Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.
  2. Keep a planting distance of at least 8 metres.
  3. Water young trees regularly until roots are well established.
  4. Trim annually from mid to late summer.
  5. Apply some fertiliser in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring.
  6. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

A containerised tree can be planted at any point during the year unlike a bare root one. As long as the ground that it is planted in is not frozen or waterlogged the tree should be able to establish itself in any season. When planting your tree make sure that it has been watered and that it is in a suitable position where it can recieve plenty of sunshine and shelter from cold winds.

More Information
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No

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