Cider Gum (Eucalyptus gunnii)
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Cider Gum (Eucalyptus gunnii)

The filigree foliage is a must for floral arrangements

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This evergreen Eucalyptus variety from Tasmania is partly winter-hardy, making it suitable for the Central European climate. And this exotic tree is currently very much on-trend: its exquisite young branches with their round, fragrant, silver-green
leaves are a favourite for floral bouquets, arrangements and wreaths.
Cider Gum, like all Eucalyptus varieties, is very fast-growing, adding 50 cm of growth per year. In a sheltered position in a garden it can grow into a tree up to 5 m high. But if it's cut back regularly Cider Gum can also be grown as a container plant - in which case it can also be overwintered in a frost-free location. Outdoors it can survive temperatures down to -10°C. If a more severe frost is anticipated it should be given extra protection. The trunk in particular is susceptible to frost cracks.

One notable feature is the leaves' intense fragrance - the familiar smell of cough medications, as this is one of the applications for which Eucalyptus essential oil is used. It is said to have antibacterial and expectorant effects - but don't try using the Eucalyptus leaves for internal applications as they can be poisonous. However, you can certainly throw a handful in your bathwater for a warm, soothing bath if you have a cold.

Eucalyptus gunnii seeds. Contents: approximately 10 Cider Gum seeds.
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Country of origin:
Plant height approx.:
200 – 500 cm
Flowering time:
Flower colour:
Root system :
Deep roots Taproot
Lifecycle :
Winter hardiness zone (whz):
7 (–18 bis –12 °c)
Shade full sun
Water requirements:
Soil type:
Cut flowerMedicinal plantOrnamental plantOutdoor pot plantScented planttrockenblume
Sowing & cultivation
Sowing time outdoors:
Sowing depth:
0.5 cm
Best germination temperature :
19 – 21 °C
Germination time in days:
21 – 28
Planting distance:
200 x 200 cm
Needs cold for germination
Perennial – exotic small tree, winter hardy to temperatures of around -10°C. Needs a period of cold temperature to germinate. Sow outdoors in early spring or autumn. Or you can artificially cold stratify the seeds. Mix them with moist sand in a plastic bag. For the first 2-4 weeks keep the bag warm and moist (around +20°C), then keep it in the fridge at a temperature of +5°C for 5-6 weeks. After this take the plastic bag out and keep it at room temperature, checking regularly to see if the seeds are germinating. Prick out seedlings into pots and plant out after the last frosts in mid-May. Young plants will do very well as container plants for the first few years. In the garden they need a sheltered location in full sun or semi-shade.
Cider Gum will not tolerate waterlogged conditions but also doesn’t like to dry out entirely, so in hot summers it should be watered morning and evening. The plant responds instantly to drought conditions by shedding its leaves.
Other names
Botanical name:
eucalyptus gunnii
German names:
English names:
cider gum
Item number
Magic Garden Seeds
Indoor / Outdoor:
Seed quantity:
10 Pcs.


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