Definition of cider gum in English:

cider gum


  • 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.’
    • ‘Some species are hardy enough to survive the British winter, such as Eucalyptus Gunnii (cider gum) which is a native of Tasmania.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘In the two most significant populations of Miena cider gums, all the trees appear to have stopped setting seed,’ he said.’