Eucalyptus Gunnii - Cider gum tree 1Ltr Pot 50-70cm
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Eucalyptus Gunnii - Cider gum tree 1Ltr Pot 50-70cm

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Plant size on offer (typical example Image 1) is between 50cm to 70cm tall (including pot) in 1Ltr/12.8cm Pot.

 

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus gunnii     

Family: Myrtaceae

Common Name: Cider Gum

Status: Evergreen Tree

Origin: a species of Eucalyptus endemic to Tasmania

Origin of the name Cider Gum:  This species produces a sweet sap which can be tapped.  The Aboriginal people of Australia ferment this liquid to produce a cider-like alcoholic beverage.

 

Description: 

Originating from Australia's southern coast, Eucalyptus Gunnii is an extremely hardy and versatile evergreen variety, growing exceptionally tall, but can be grown as a specimen tree or a bushy screening shrub, to be planted in borders, where their subtle fragrance can be enjoyed.

Like most Eucalypts, as the plant matures the juvenile foliage is lost in favour of the elongated adult leaves. If kept pruned the tree will continue to produce those sought after round juvenile leaves for flower arranging. Gunnii is also well known for its insect repelling qualities which can be useful when planted near seating areas to deter pests such as Mosquitos and Gnat.

The eye-catching sprigs of the grey-blue foliage can also be brought inside and used in beautiful cool-themed flower arrangements. Reaching an eventual height of 25-30m, pruning is recommended to maintain those lovely round leaves and keep these hardy shrubs a manageable height to complement your garden display.

 

Hard pruning/coppice:

This species regenerates well from its lignotuber. Re-growth is similar in habit to a coppiced hazel or red stemmed dogwood.

 

Shoots 'n Leaves:

Young shoots are glaucous. Juvenile leaves are round and of a most striking waxy grey-green and blue-green colour. Adult foliage elegant, more elongated in rich grey-green and blue-green

 

Bark:  

Smooth bark in grey, cream, green or sometimes pinky brown, flaking off in large pieces to reveal new bark in shades of yellow/green or creamy grey.  

 

Flowers: 

fluffy white flowers are produced in January/February in the UK

 

Leaf Aroma: 

strong fruity, typical Eucalyptus aroma. The oil is often extracted for aromatherapy and medicinal use.

 

Rate of Growth: 

Fast at around 1.5-2.0 metres per year.

 

Height in maturity, if left unpruned: 

Approx. 25 m, taller if they achieve a great age.  Can be kept smaller by pruning.

 

Hardiness:  

Hardy, tolerating down to -14 to -16°C on a regular basis and down to -18 °C for brief periods. Hardiness improves with age; young trees are more susceptible to frost damage than adults.

 

Planting Position and Soil Preference: Very tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions, including boggy soils, those that are intermittently waterlogged/prone to flooding, as well as normal to dry soils and those of poor/low fertility.  Enjoys full sun in an open position with no shade overhead and a moderately fertile neutral-acid soil.

Key points of E. Gunnii: 

Easy to grow - good all rounder - versatile, reliable and hardy variety

Produces a beautiful specimen tree, garden shrub or potted plant

Can be used to grow your own firewood

Excellent for cut foliage for flower arranging

 

Plant size on offer (typical example Image 1) is between 50cm to 70cm tall (including pot) in 1Ltr/12.8cm Pot.

 

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus gunnii     

Family: Myrtaceae

Common Name: Cider Gum

Status: Evergreen Tree

Origin: a species of Eucalyptus endemic to Tasmania

Origin of the name Cider Gum:  This species produces a sweet sap which can be tapped.  The Aboriginal people of Australia ferment this liquid to produce a cider-like alcoholic beverage.

 

Description: 

Originating from Australia's southern coast, Eucalyptus Gunnii is an extremely hardy and versatile evergreen variety, growing exceptionally tall, but can be grown as a specimen tree or a bushy screening shrub, to be planted in borders, where their subtle fragrance can be enjoyed.

Like most Eucalypts, as the plant matures the juvenile foliage is lost in favour of the elongated adult leaves. If kept pruned the tree will continue to produce those sought after round juvenile leaves for flower arranging. Gunnii is also well known for its insect repelling qualities which can be useful when planted near seating areas to deter pests such as Mosquitos and Gnat.

The eye-catching sprigs of the grey-blue foliage can also be brought inside and used in beautiful cool-themed flower arrangements. Reaching an eventual height of 25-30m, pruning is recommended to maintain those lovely round leaves and keep these hardy shrubs a manageable height to complement your garden display.

 

Hard pruning/coppice:

This species regenerates well from its lignotuber. Re-growth is similar in habit to a coppiced hazel or red stemmed dogwood.

 

Shoots 'n Leaves:

Young shoots are glaucous. Juvenile leaves are round and of a most striking waxy grey-green and blue-green colour. Adult foliage elegant, more elongated in rich grey-green and blue-green

 

Bark:  

Smooth bark in grey, cream, green or sometimes pinky brown, flaking off in large pieces to reveal new bark in shades of yellow/green or creamy grey.  

 

Flowers: 

fluffy white flowers are produced in January/February in the UK

 

Leaf Aroma: 

strong fruity, typical Eucalyptus aroma. The oil is often extracted for aromatherapy and medicinal use.

 

Rate of Growth: 

Fast at around 1.5-2.0 metres per year.

 

Height in maturity, if left unpruned: 

Approx. 25 m, taller if they achieve a great age.  Can be kept smaller by pruning.

 

Hardiness:  

Hardy, tolerating down to -14 to -16°C on a regular basis and down to -18 °C for brief periods. Hardiness improves with age; young trees are more susceptible to frost damage than adults.

 

Planting Position and Soil Preference: Very tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions, including boggy soils, those that are intermittently waterlogged/prone to flooding, as well as normal to dry soils and those of poor/low fertility.  Enjoys full sun in an open position with no shade overhead and a moderately fertile neutral-acid soil.

Key points of E. Gunnii: 

Easy to grow - good all rounder - versatile, reliable and hardy variety

Produces a beautiful specimen tree, garden shrub or potted plant

Can be used to grow your own firewood

Excellent for cut foliage for flower arranging

 

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