Eucalyptus Gunnii is native to Australia. It is one of the most rustic Eucalyptus trees, resistant to -18 ° C, an asset for its cultivation in the European climate.
Its common name, Cider Gum, comes from Tasmanian settlers who, attracted by its sweet sap, tried to make alcohol from it. Hornets, bees and butterflies attracted by its sap support the magical aspect of its magnificent evergreen blue gray foliage.
Isolated, Eucalyptus Gunnii adorns the garden alone. Taken down to its third year, its roots will gain in power and will adapt to a more imposing branching. Its flowering between October and February blooms in cream-colored umbel petals, contrasting with a gray trunk that turns to pink and orange when its bark comes off in places, revealing a superb trunk.
In a pot, Eucalyptus Gunnii will dominate your bed of beds and other bushes with lilac or pink floral touches offered by the Mallow or the Shrubby cinquefoil Pink Queen. Pruned regularly, it will retain a broad habit and its juvenile leaves.
Cider Gum is known for its essential oils, tinctures and infusions with antiseptic properties. Its bark and fragrant leaves will naturally scent your garden and you can make a pretty bouquet by incorporating a few branches with bluish foliage.