Eucalyptus amygdalina

Black Peppermint


Description: This species is found native in the central, northern and eastern parts of Tasmania. The bark is rough and fibrous, dark gray-brown in color. The juvenile foliage is elliptical and gray-green in color. Adult leaves are stalked, shaped like a lance with a hooked point on the end. The foliage emits a strong peppermint odor when crushed. 

Culture: Does best with acid loam or sandy loam soil, moderate rainfall.

Uses: Aromatherapy, essential oils, fragrant leaves, fencing, gums, fuel.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Tree to 90' (30 m)
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Slow
Placement Sun
Culture Average to well drained soils
Native Tasmania
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall tree
bulletPeppermint scented leaves
bulletWhite flowers

Problem Solving Features

bulletSlow growth rate
bulletExcellent for sun
bulletLow water requirements

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed needs 3 weeks cold treatment prior to sowing.  Germinates best if sown on  the surface of the media.  Germination 2-3 weeks at 70-75 degrees F.
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