Eucalyptus gunnii Cider Gum - 3L Potted Tree

£21.99 each

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Good in pots and containers
  • Will flower well in full sun
  • Attracts Bees
  • Recognised by the Royal Horticultural Society
  • With naturally attractive branch framework
  • Prune for extra large leaves 

The Cider Gum is a beautiful garden tree that you can add to a container 40cm (16in) in diameter for a 3-4m (10-13ft) high tree. All silvery leaves shimmer in the sunlight on this evergreen tree on wavy branches with attractive white and green patchy bark. Little flowers appear in late winter too to give your tree that extra bit of impact.

When crushed the leaves let off a beautiful eucalyptus scent reminiscent of health spas. It makes a great cut flower stem too for bouquets. With such attributes the Cider Gum gets the ‘hats off’ from the Royal Horticultural Society with a coveted Award of Garden Merit.

Happy in dry conditions your Cider Gum tree is perfect for drier parts of the UK, though this great tree is equally happy in wetter areas too.

Your plant arrives as an established 3 litre container tree ready for you to put in the ground on arrival. Should you need to wait a few days before planting, keep your Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider Gum) tree in a shady position and give it plenty of water initially.

Useful tip:

In the first and second year protect your tree from frost by placing a horticultural fleece as a double layer over the canopy of leaves when frost is predicted. If you are growing your Cider Gum in a container you can move the container to a greenhouse over the winter.

For extra large leaves (rather than flowers), cut your stems in February or early March to around 5cm from the base every couple of years (coppicing). This encourage multiple stems to emerge from the soil (rather than a single trunk) with extra large leaves than if left to grow as a tree.

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Catalogue Number 1150-1116
  • Quantity 1x 3L Potted Tree
  • Height Up To: 15m / 49ft (20 years)

Delivery: 7-10 working days

Stock Status: In stock

£21.99 each
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