10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Cider Gum Overview
Eucalyptus gunnii is a large, evergreen tree from the Myrtaceae family, that is frequently grown for its young leaves. Commonly known by the names Cider Gum and Cider Tree. The Cider Gum tree produces rounded, glaucus blue-green to slivery leaves that make stunning additions to floral arrangements. As they mature, the leaves develop into more of a oval to lance-shape, coloured a darker grey-green shade. The adult tree also has attractive, characteristic peeling bark coloured brown-cream. Flowers are white and arranged in clusters. Eucalyptus gunnii grows best in slightly acidic soil and full sun, provide young plants with shelter. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Common problems with Cider Gum
May be affected by Eucalyptus suckers, Ctenarytaina eucalypti and can also suffer from oedema and silver leaf.
How to harvest Cider Gum
Cut young stems of foliage as required.
How to propagate Cider Gum
Special features of Cider Gum
Flowers are small and fluffy, coloured white and arranged in clusters.
Other uses of Cider Gum
Banks, hedging and specimen. Suitable for coastal conditions.
Leaves and stems are used to distill an essential oil used for a range of medicinal purposes.