• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Eucalyptus archeri

alpine cider gum

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  • Other common names alpine cider gum

  • Family Myrtaceae

  • Genus Eucalyptus are evergreen trees or large shrubs, often fast-growing, some with attractive bark, most with aromatic foliage, and clusters of small, white, yellow or red flowers

  • Details E. archeri is a medium-sized (12-15m), evergreen tree with smooth grey and white bark, sometimes with patches of pink or pale green. Juvenile foliage is broadly oval and grey-green, on purple-flushed stems; adult leaves are more narrowly oval and greener. Flowers white, fluffy, in small clusters

  • Plant range Australia (Tasmania)

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Fragrance Foliage

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or North-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilClay, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread 4-8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in slightly acidic, or neutral soil with full sun. Tolerates exposed and coastal conditions

Propagation Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Coastal Mediterranean Climate Plants

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Suckers (psyllids) may be a problem

Diseases May be affected by silver leaf and oedema

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