Commonly known as Cider gum

Blue gum, excellent for cutting
Further Reading....
  • 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.
  • Cream
  • 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


Available from July 2024 -
£20.00 each 
Delivery Information Available from July 2024


  • 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
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (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.

    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.

    For foliage display
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
10-25m (33-80ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6-15m (20-49ft)

Buy Varieties of EUCALYPTUS gunnii

EUCALYPTUS gunnii Azura

EUCALYPTUS gunnii Azura

Cider gum

aromatic greyish blue-green leaves. Small white flowers in summer to autumn.

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Gift Wrapping available on this plant
EUCALYPTUS gunnii 'France Bleu'

EUCALYPTUS gunnii 'France Bleu'

Cider gum

small silver-blue leaves and comparatively compact growth

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EUCALYPTUS gunnii 'Silverana'

EUCALYPTUS gunnii 'Silverana'

Cider gum

silvery-blue leaves becoming bluer with age


Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
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