The Eucalyptus gunnii is a truly fantastic tree; it features lightly scented foliage and idyllic clusters of white flowers which bloom in late summer. The leaves are rounded and a vivid glaucous blue, they later mature into a blue-green shade which brings a unique burst of colour to your garden. The intricate branches reach out and form a handsome conical shape. Ensure that you plant this tree in a sheltered position to protect it from harsh winter conditions.
Common Name: Cider Gum Tree
Latin Name: Eucalyptus gunnii
Soil: Neutral to slightly acidic soil that doesn't dry out
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Flowering period/colour: July to October/White to cream, but not often seen in Britain
Hardiness: Fully hardy when mature
Height and spread in 10 years: 10m
Special features: Silvery blue, rounded, young foliage.