Suppliers of quality seeds since 2002
Cart 0
Eucalyptus gunnii - Cider Gum Tree

Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider Gum Tree) seeds


One of the hardiest species of this remarkable genus of Australian trees and shrubs. Eucalyptus gunnii is an evergreen, conical tree with very unusual peeling, cream, pink and brown bark. The rounded, fragrant leaves are silver-green when young maturing to blue-green. As an added bonus, pretty clusters of white flowers appear in mid-summer. Can be cut back hard every spring to maintain the young foliage interest.

Hardy Tree (to about -5C)
Height: Up to 10m if not cut back
Position: Sun

Packet of 25 seeds



Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year. Sow very thinly on the surface of a moist, peat-based seed compost, eg. Levington in pots or trays. Do not cover the seed. Seal in a polythene bag and place in the fridge or other cold place between 2-5C for 4 weeks. Then, move to a propagator or leave in the sealed bag and maintain an optimum temperature of 20-23C. Germination can be slow and erratic but should occur after 14-90 days. As the seedlings emerge, pot up individually into 8cm pots taking care to disturb the rest of the compost as little as possible.

Growing Instructions: Grow on in cooler condition until late spring when they can be moved to a coldframe or plunged in the pots up to their rims in a sheltered spot outdoors. (Note: provide protection from wildlife and slugs & snails.) When well established, plant out in late spring/summer in full sun, in a sheltered spot away from drying winds. Wrap up well with fleece or sacking for the first 2 winters in cold areas. Cut back hard very spring to produce a robust plant and maintain the young foliage interest.

Note: This seed comes mixed with quite a lot of chaff – sow the whole lot together.

Share this Product

More from this collection