One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fast-growing, hardy Tasmanian eucalyptus, widely grown in northern Europe.
"Eucalyptus gunnii", family "Myrtaceae"
- ‘Eucalypts rarely grow as tall in our gardens as they do in nature: the cider gum may reach 60 feet and the snow gum 30 feet.’
- ‘‘In the two most significant populations of Miena cider gums, all the trees appear to have stopped setting seed,’ he said.’
- ‘The Miena cider gum is a small to medium-sized woodland tree which grows to between 12 and 15 metres tall, often with obvious forked branches.’
- ‘A considerable number of very large cider gums occur around Brightlingsea, Essex, and are survivors of those planted there from the late 1887 onwards.’
- ‘Some species are hardy enough to survive the British winter, such as Eucalyptus Gunnii (cider gum) which is a native of Tasmania.’
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