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Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Peppermint)

Narrow-leaved Peppermint, Willow-leaved Peppermint, Nichol's Willow-leaved Eucalyptus


Widely planted in California and Australia, Eucalyptus nicholii (Narrow-leaved Peppermint) is a vigorous evergreen tree adorned with a high spreading crown, ascending branches and deeply furrowed, reddish-brown bark. Rich of a peppermint fragrance when bruised, the narrow, pale blue-green leaves, 3-5 in. long (7-12 cm), are borne on contrasting red stems and hang gracefully from the branches to create a soft canopy. From summer to early fall, abundant umbels of 7 white flowers are produced amongst the foliage. This Eucalyptus makes a lovely specimen or street tree.

  • Grows up to 35-50 ft. tall (7-15 m) and 15-35 ft. wide (4-7 m).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade in average to moderately fertile soil. Protect from cold, drying winds. This Eucalyptus does poorly in wet soils. Excessive watering can cause chlorosis. Drought tolerant.
  • Easy to grow, easy to care for. Deer resistant.
  • Watch for eucalyptus sucker, silver leaf and oedema.
  • Propagate by seed in spring or summer.
  • Native to Eastern Australia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Climate Zones 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Eucalyptus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 35' – 50' (10.5m – 15m)
Spread 15' – 35' (4.5m – 10.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Australia
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Climate Zones 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Eucalyptus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 35' – 50' (10.5m – 15m)
Spread 15' – 35' (4.5m – 10.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Australia
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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