Tasmanian cider tree

Eucalyptus gunnii | Also known as: Cider gum | Rating: 4 votes | Print / Pdf

Cider Gum, sounds like the latest innovation in chewing gum!

The delightfully named Cider Gum is an evergreen tree that’s easily spotted with it’s peeling, cream and brown bark and immature leaves of a bright blue. These mature into a grey-green colour. Eucalyptus gunnii does flower in the summertime, but the small white blooms are often insignificant or even absent. A little tricky to successfully grow, it needs a sunny yet sheltered position, and protection from frosts during the colder months of the year. Often used in architectural situations for a ‘foliage only’ tree.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 10 - 26
Spread [m]
  • 6.5 - 16.5
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-10
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - 4
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Trees
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • For every season
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Coastal
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 30 years