EUCALYPTUS gunnii Azura

Commonly known as Cider gum

Aromatic greyish blue-green leaves. Small white flowers in summer to autumn.
  • Evergreen
    Lance-shaped mature foliage is greyish blue-green; juvenile foliage is silvery
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Dense large shrub or small tree, bushier than the species. Produces umbels of 3 white to cream, fluffy flowers followed by woody, rounded, olive green fruit
  • Tree
  • 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 Azura

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be pruned to restrict size. Ideal in flower arrangements
    Ornamental bark
    Silver grey bark peels to reveal cream, olive green or pinkish brown patches
    Pests & Diseases
    Silver leaf, oedema
    Place of origin
    Australia
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Border
    Patio / pot plants
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Orbicular
    (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 juvenile foliage display
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
Jan
Feb
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Jun
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Aug
Sep
Oct
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5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
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

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™.
Only £7.50

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Blood, Fish & Bone
Improves vegetable, fruit and flower quality. Blood, Fish and Bone contains three major nutrients essential for strong and healthy growth.
Only £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Carbon Gold
Biochar soil improver
Biochar is a carbon rich form of charcoal specifically designed for soil application to improve plant growth and health. Biochar is a very stable substance that is not broken down in soils, offering long-term soil benefits.
Only £8.00

Garden Goodies
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Only £10.00

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