Eucalyptus gunnii Azura ('Cagire') (PBR)

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Buy Eucalyptus gunnii Azura ('Cagire') (PBR) cider gum: A compact, shrubby form

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: neutral to slightly acidic soil that doesn't dry out
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Eucalyptus are grown for their fab evergreen foliage, which is a soft grey-green and is often used by florists. This new form has been found to be much hardier than the others, and has been known to withstand temperatures as low as -20C. It also differs from its close relatives in that it is more compact and shrubby, although with careful pruning, it can be trained to have a tree-like silhouette. This is a wonderful new addition to the range. It will make a great specimen in the shrub border and can also be used as hedging.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning if grown as a tree, removing any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. For the best juvenile foliage, prune in early spring cutting back the stems to two or three buds above the base. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.

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Healthy plant


At present I have two in pots.




I love this Eucalyptus


I bought this because I enjoy flower arranging and it not only fits this purpose but looks very elegant in my raised garden. I love it.


East Anglia


Fast growing


We bought this from crocus 6 years ago and at the time it was about 50cm, it's now grown to a small tree around 4 metres by 1 metre. I think it will continue to grow fast which is fine as we need it to hide a new house built. Once it reaches around 5 metres I'll probably snip the top to ensure it doesn't grow any further and get it to bush out. Lovely attractive evergreen small tree.




Manageable Eucalyptus for a small garden


I am a keen flower arranger and have grown this eucalyptus for foliage. I have picked this particular variety as it doesn't grow too tall.




Healthy happy plant arrived safely in good condition.


Fantastic hardy evergreen tree with beautiful silvery blue aromatic foliage.


West Yorkshire


Brilliant Plant


Brilliant Plant for one of my Courtyard Planters


North East


A beautiful healthy plant


The plant has thrived in a pot for 6 months since I bought it. It is very strong and healthy with beautiful blue leaves.




Beautiful, fast growing once established


It took a year to start growing but once it started it quadrupled in height. It seems very hardy and provides year round interest. A lovely jade blue colour that stands out from everything else. Great value.




Eucalyptus gunnii Azura ('Cagire') (PBR)

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We have a new build house with south facing garden and clay soil. Would this plant be suitable at the end of garden ie on a north facing fence? the garden gets plenty of sun. However its drainage is not that great.

Love 2 grow

No, I would say this is not suitable for the location you describe


Hi, I have just received my plants and they look very healthy. My question is you say they grow to about 5m but on the tag they come with it says only 1.5m. Hope they will grow to at least 5m as I want to hide an eyesore


I'm really sorry for any confusion. We aim to have all the correct information on our site as plant labels are often wrong. They are printed in big printing factories by people who know little about plants, and often have to translate information into several different languages. Unfortunately we do not have the facilities to set up our own printing factory, so we (like all the other nurserymen) have to rely on them. Therefore, while they are helpful to identify the plant, I would largely ignore whatever is written on them.


Hi, would this plant work in a large container?


Hello, These plants produce a large tap root, so ultimately will be much happier (and longer-lived) if they are grown in the ground.


Hi - is this suitable to plant either side of a bay window, or would there be a problem planting it so close to a house? i.e. would there be potential for the roots to interfere with the building? Thanks.


Hello, This plant tends to produce a long tap root, so I would not recommend planting it too close to your house.


Does this dwarf variety seriously only grow to 5m high? Has this been created on a dwarf stock... ?


Hello there This Eucalyptus is a relatively new variety so we haven't seen it reach maturity yet, but we have been advised by the growers that it has a much more compact, shrubby growth. Hope this helps.

How long does this take to reach its eventual height? How long would it take to get about 3m in height?


Hello there Eucalyptus gunnii 'Azura' is a new cultivar so we don't have the history of growing it, but it is fast growing like most eucalyptus. It is hard to be precise on how fast it will grow as that can be influenced by external factors, but it should reach 5m within 3-5years and then will fill out. Hope this helps.

How tall a eucalyptus gunnii azura can you supply. And are the leaves grey? I am puzzled by the the name 'azura'


Hello, The ones we sell are in a 2-litlre pot and will be approximately 30cm tall. The foliage is a grey colour - just as it is in the photos.


What type of drainage will this eucalypt tolerate?


Hello there Eucalyptus gunnii 'Azura' prefers a moist, but well drained soil. Hope this helps

Hi, what's the bark like on this euc? Also, I assume from the photo it has showy blooms, is that so? Many thanks


Hello, This has only recently been introduced, so there is still some mystery surrounding it. The species do tend to have showy flower clusters and smooth greenish white bark that is shed in summer. Azura is said to be a more compact form, so I suspect it is similar to the species in other regards.


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