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Eucalyptus gunnii

Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider gum)

is a tall fully hardy perennial evergreen tree with white flowers in mid Summer. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water.
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This tree has all year round interest.

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The sap can be collected from this tree. When it ferments it produces a pleasant cider like drink.


Eucalyptus gunnii grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 7 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to chalk, clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.


This is a conical tree has a very fast rate of growth and has a single stem growth form, and has an ultimate height of 35m / 114.8ft and spread of 18m / 59.1ft. It can take 21-25 years to reach its ultimate height.


It has green leaves. They are llanceolate in shape.


The plant prefers a sheltered situation.


A moderate pleasant scent is emitted from the leaf.


Architectural, attractive foliage, low maintenance and specimen/accent plant.


Eucalyptus gunnii has purple and green bark with a stringy texture.


Propagation techniques include seed.


Australia, Tasmania.

-14°C / 6.8F 5 to 7 21-25 years 35m / 114.8ft 18m / 59.1ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Eucalyptus
Specific epithet ? gunnii
Common names
Cider gum (Ireland)
User notes have orange headings. All other information is made up from editing attributes. IPNI details on Eucalyptus gunnii
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