Cider Gum Tree Eucalyptus Gunnii Options Explained
50+cm: 2-3L pot, 1+ year old, usually single stem.
100cm+: 3-5L pot, 1-2 years old, usually single stem.
125-150cm :7-9L pot, 2-3 years old, usually single stem.
150-180cm :7-12L pot. 2-3 years old, usually single stem.
180-240cm :12-20L pot. 2-4years old, usually single stem.
Girth 8-10cm : Standard form, *50 L pot size, *roughly 240-300cm tall.
Girth 10-12cm : Standard form, *50 L pot size, *roughly 300-360cm tall.
Girth 12-14cm : Standard form, *50-70L pot size, *roughly 360-420cm tall.
Girth 14-16cm : Standard form, *90L pot size, *roughly 420-480cm tall.
Girth 16-18cm : Standard form,*90L+, *roughly 500+cm tall
Multi-stem 125-150cm: 3-10L pot.
Multi-stem 150-175cm: 7-10L pot.
Multi-stem 200-250cm: 18L pot.
Multi-stem 250-300cm: 18L pot.
Multi-stem 300-350cm: 90L pot.
Multi-stem 350-400cm: 150L pot.
*Heights/volumes are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species but we will confirm with you before progressing the order.
Once a mature tree is around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm, the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Multistem means several stems starting very low to the ground. Comparing these with the same age Standard and Half Standard, these are typically shorter as growing several stems takes more effort than one stem and the girth measuring system does not apply.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. Industry definitions (which are not universal) mean Half Standard have around 80-150cm clear stem and Standard 180cm or more. Half Standards will usually be quite smaller than their standard equivalent girth size.
Feathered means it has an obvious single stem with side branching for most of it.
Cider Gum Tree Eucalyptus Gunnii
Distinctive because of its blue green, evergreen foliage and eucalypt fragrance when this foliage is crushed, Cider Gum (Eucalyptus Gunnii), is an unusual tree. Widely planted in the United Kingdom, it is very hardy. It is native to Tasmania and can grow approximately 2m (6ft 8in) per year. We think it makes an interesting ornamental tree but in addition it has major potential as an evergreen hedge. It is very easily trimmed and as a result this means that it will form a good evergreen hedging screen. Left untrimmed, this tree can reach a height of 30m (100ft)!
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Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.