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2032L Cider Gum Eucalyptus Tree - Eucalyptus gunnii
Pot Size: 15 litres pot – Height of plant: 150/175 cm.
Delivery by specialised carrier.
65.00 Available
2032S Cider Gum Eucalyptus Tree - Eucalyptus gunnii
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Plant grown in 1,3 liter container – Height of plant: 50/60 cm (20/24").
19.50 Available
2032T Cider Gum Eucalyptus Tree - Eucalyptus gunnii
Plant grown in 1,3 liter container – Height of plant: 50/60 cm (20/24").
Preço unitário disponivel desde 10 unidades compradas.
17.95 Available
2032J Cider Gum Eucalyptus Tree - Eucalyptus gunnii
Young plug plant – Height of plant: 40/50 cm.
5.50 Available
2032P Cider Gum Eucalyptus Tree - Eucalyptus gunnii
Young plug plant – Height of plant: 40/50 cm.
Unit price available starting from 10 units purchased.
3.95 Available
2032A FERTILISER – Fertiliser tablet to place at the bottom of the hole before planting. Slow release over 7 to 8 months. Only 1 tablet in each hole. 0.40 Available

 

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Cider gum Eucalyptus tree - Eucalyptus gunnii (latin)

Area of origin: Tasmania.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 25 m (82'), width up to 15m (49.2').
Foliage: Evergreen.
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.


Properties 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.

Other Eucalyptus Trees on our website:
Snow Gum Eucalyptus Tree (Eucalyptus niphophila):
Elongated leaves up to 10 cm by 2 cm wide, adult height: 7 m.
Small leaves Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus parvifolia):
Spreading shape, adult size: 12 m.

Jean-Michel Groult advises you

Numerous advantages
The Eucalyptus belongs to the rare category of blue-foliage trees, a characteristic which we only also find in conifers. The trunk becomes white with age which makes it look really appealing. It resists nearly everything: drought, scorching sun, sea wind and even forest fires as it can grow again from the base if its branches disappear. As for the cold-resistance side, it all the more as important as the specimen is well placed. In a pot and without any protection it will only resist to temperatures of less than -5 °C whereas a well-established specimen grown in the ground (for at least 5 years) will withstand temperatures of-15 °C and even more without suffering any damage. Add to this a rapid growth: only the giant Bamboos (Phyllostachys) grow quicker than a Eucalyptus tree! It can produce growth of 2 to 3 m during the year which is already invaluable to create a screening-hedge rapidly.

In the garden
All Eucalyptus trees are grown in the same way. Planting is done as for evergreen shrubs, that is to say without untangling the roots’ ball, but letting the pot soak in water for one hour before planting. Water regularly the young tree during its first years in summer so that its roots establish well and become self-sufficient regarding watering. This tree is able to find water several metres deep; therefore it is not recommended to plant one near underground-pipes.

If it becomes too bulky, the Eucalyptus tree can be easily be pruned. Cut the unwanted branches to gain space or pollard the main branch to encourage the specimen to grow widthways rather than height ways. This operation is vital when you wish to create a screening-hedge. You can also top the specimen in cutting all its branches 5cm from the ground: a young, highly blue foliage forms the following weeks: florists proceed this way in order to get the most beautiful Eucalyptus foliage’s to put in their flowers arrangements! In case of strong frost and in cold-areas, the Eucalyptus tree is sometimes treated as a decorative-foliage shrub, a role that also suits it very well.

In pot
Opt for a large container of at least 30L. Once the Eucalyptus has been placed into it, it is worth installing an automatic watering system as it will not be able to send its roots look for water in depth. Prune it regularly as it does not age well when grown in a pot. Cut it right back every two to three years. As for fertilisers, a supply every two to three months is sufficient, depending on the specimen’s growth.

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