Eucalyptus gunnii (Cider Gum) - 9L Pot A stunning typical eucalyptus, this tree is tall and slender, with almost blue young foliage, turning to grey-green in adulthood. Commonly known as the Tasmanian Cider Tree, this gum is evergreen, and will reach almost a 12m height, in a conical shape. Whilst this tree may look slender and vulnerable, it is a very hardy plant, and will easily survive most winters. Characteristics Flower Colour: white Foliage Colour: grey-green, silver Approx. Growth Height: 12m Comes in a: 9L pot Height on Arrival: 150-170cm Tree is approx 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock Flowering Period: spring Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established Growing Habit: bushy Hardiness: fully hardy Exposure: exposed, sheltered Rate of Growth: fast Scented: barely Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects Requirements Light Requirements: full sun Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile Caring and Maintenance Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems. Planting Planting Distance: 8m Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun. Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established. Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.