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EUCALYPTUS gunnii

Commonly known as Cider gum, Ironbark

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

EUCALYPTUS gunnii

 

 

  • 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
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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10-25m (33-80ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6-15m (20-49ft)
 

Buy Varieties of EUCALYPTUS gunnii

EUCALYPTUS gunnii 'France Bleu'

EUCALYPTUS gunnii 'France Bleu'

Gum tree, Ironbark

small silver-blue leaves and comparatively compact growth

 
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EUCALYPTUS gunnii 'Silverana'

EUCALYPTUS gunnii 'Silverana'

Gum tree, Ironbark

silvery-blue leaves becoming bluer with age

 
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