Eucalyptus gunnii, commonly known as the Cider gum, is a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Tasmania.
It can reach heights of up to 25 metres, marked by a straight trunk and a smooth, peeling bark revealing patches of cream, grey, and green.
The leaves of young trees are round and blue-green, turning into elongated and grey-green as the tree matures.
From mid-summer to autumn, it produces small white flowers, followed by bell-shaped or conical fruit.
This species thrives in a variety of soils, preferring a sunny position and well-drained conditions.
In the British Isles, Eucalyptus gunnii is widely grown, particularly in milder regions such as the south and west of England, due to its tolerance of cold and damp conditions.
Its adaptability and ornamental appeal make it a popular choice for gardens and parks across the British Isles.