Cider gum, Tasmanian cider tree
E. gunnii – E. gunnii is a large evergreen tree with peeling cream and brown bark; round, bright glaucous-blue leaves when young, turning grey-green with age; and clusters of small white flowers.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
White, Insignificant or absent in Summer
Grey-green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Silver leaf , Oedema
When mature Eucalyptus can be left to its own devices, if one grows it as a tree. The removal of damaged, diseased or crossing branches is advised in late winter or early spring. To sustain the most attractive youthful growth, cut shoots.
WHERE TO GROW
Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider gum) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 15-20 years.
Containers, Flower Arranging, Architectural, Sub-Tropical, Foliage only
Plant in slightly acidic soil with full sun and shelter when young. Ideal to plant the youngest available specimens in conditions as specified.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained