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)!
Cider gum is supplied at a height of 1.25 metres in a 7 litre container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
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.
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.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.