This elegant, evergreen is commonly known as a Cider Gum tree and will grow to an estimated height and spread of 10 x 8 metres in 20 years. Eucalyptus gunnii produces rounded, colourful silver-blue new foliage which becomes slightly more elliptical and turn shades of grey, blue and green as it ages. The bark of the Cider Gum Tree peels in a variety of chalky shades, including creams, greens, grey and browns providing another striking feature.
Native to Tasmania, Eucalyptus gunnii prefers a south facing position and can tolerate all soils, but is happiest in moist, well-drained conditions. A stunning evergreen tree, Eucalyptus gunnii holds the RHS AGM status and will provide both screening and interest year round.
AKA Eucalyptus tree, Cider gum tree, Tasmanian cider tree
Our pot grown Cider Gum trees can be planted at any time of year. Remove weeds and grass within a metre of your intended planting hole, then dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and twice as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole.
Take the pot off and gently loosen the roots, then place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, then fill in the hole and firm around gently, making sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree.
For single stem forms of Gum tree, we recommend using a stake and tie kit and, if your area is prone to rabbits, a spiral rabbit guard. Finish by watering around the base. For further information, visit our help and advice section.
If you’re planting in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Make sure to keep an eye on young Cider Gum trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little.
Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.
Cider Gum trees may require formative pruning in the first three years, To do so, between February and March, remove the side branches from the bottom third of the main stem if you wish to have a clear trunk. Prune half of the length from the sideshoots on the middle third of the main stem. Only remove damaged or overcrowded branches from the top third of the stem.
After the first 3 years, maintain a clear trunk by pruning any side shoots and remove damaged or crossing branches.
1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat
2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat
1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat
Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.
The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.
All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.
For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.
Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.
Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.
To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.
The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:
Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.
Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.
Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.
Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.
Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.
Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.
Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.
Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.
Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:
Standard either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard 10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard 12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height
|Plant Specification||Form||Supplied Size||Root type||Price||Quantity Qty|
|Bush||80-100cm||10L pot*||£39.99 (ex VAT) Was £49.99 (ex VAT)|
|Single Stem Tree||150-180cm||10L pot*||£69.99 (ex VAT)|
|Clump||150-200cm||15L pot*||£79.99 (ex VAT)|
|Premium Standard Tree, 10-12cm girth||approx 3.5-4.5m||45L pot*||£219.99 (ex VAT)|
|Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth||approx 3.5-4.5m||45L pot*||£259.99 (ex VAT)|