Area of origin: Tasmania.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 25 m (82'), width up to 15m (49.2').
Soil Type: All.
Hardiness: When adult tree tolerant to -18°C (much more sensitive whilst young).
Exposure: Full sun.
Speed of growth: Up to 1 m in the first year.
Characteristics and Uses:
The Cider Gum Eucalyptus Tree (Eucalyptus Gunii) has green blue foliage which is very fragrant. It is used a great deal in floral arrangements. Its bark, which is green, grey or orange, comes off in large pieces revealing areas of creamy colour. This Eucalyptus is a beautiful park’s specimen planted either on its own or as part of a group, and can be cut into forms such as standards.The Cider Gum Eucalyptus is also widely used in forest for paper production. The essential oil extracted from its leaves has beneficial effects on the respiratory system.