Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider Gum) - 18L 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.
This is a recent addition to our mature ornamental tree range. This is perfect if you are after a substantial centrepiece tree for your garden, but don't want to have to wait too long for it to grow. This tree is already 2 meters in height and has a crown of multiple, good sized branches already developed. Pictured in early spring, you can see the fantastic evergreen display that will brighten up your garden all year long.
As a 5 year old tree, this eucalyptus already has a good root base established. However, the tree will require some attention for the first year as it recovers from the transplant shock, so regular watering is advised. Strong growth will resume after this period, and you should see your tree edging towards an impressive stature over the next 3-5 years.
Please note, this tree is trained to half standard meaning that bushy growth from lower down the stem has been removed and a strong crown has been rounded to create an ornamental shape. This can be left to grow out into a more bushy tree or mantained with clipping 3/4 times a year.
- Comes in a: 18L polypot (not a rigid pot)
- Approx. Height on Arrival: 160-220cm
- Approx. Growth Height: 10m
- Flower Colour: White
- Foliage Colour: Grey-green, silver
- Tree is approx 5 years old
- 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
Caring and Maintenance
Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.
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.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.
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.
This is an example of the tree you will receive