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Commonly known as Cider gum, Ironbark
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Evergreen - juvenile leaves are oval to rounded, mid-green and often glaucous (bluish-green or white bloom). Adult leaves are elliptic to lance-shaped, grey-green, 5-8cm (2-3in) long.
Height - 10-25m (33-80ft)
Spread - 6-15m (20-49ft)
Tree - dense, erect then spreading tree with smooth, whiteish green bark. Flowers freely in clusters of 3.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Full sun - shelter from cold drying winds
Additional Features - Ornamental bark - - bark is shed annually in late summer to reveal yellowish to greyish green new bark, sometimes flushed pink or orange
Pests & Diseases - silver leaf, oedema.
Place of origin - Australia (Tasmania)
Garden Location/Conditions - Australian / New Zealand -
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
Pruning group - Pruning group 1
Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Pruning group 4 - Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7 - for foliage display
Scented Plants - Scented foliage -
Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
Neutral to acid soil
Tree Shape - Broadly columnar -
Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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