Eucalyptus nicholii

Nichol's Willow Leaf Peppermint, Narrow Leaf Black Peppermint

 

Description: This species has been cultivated in Australia and California as a ornamental street or shade tree. It has a compact crown and is resistant to frost. Juvenile leaves are alternate, gray-green in color, the buds and fruits are small. The bark is rough and color ranges from yellow/brown to gray/brown. Peppermint scented foliage when crushed. Several of our customers have reported this to be an excellent container plant for the house.  Others report more cold hardy than we show - time will tell........

Culture: Sun, clay soil, pH 5.5 to 6.4, annual rainfall minimum of 28 inches per year.

Uses: Koala browse, ornamental plantings, shade trees, perfumed foliage, frost resistant plant.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Medium tree to 50', lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Fast
Native New South Wales
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletMedium tree to 50'
bulletWillow leaf type foliage
bulletPeppermint scented leaves

Problem Solving Features

bulletExcellent container plant indoors when small
bulletOrnamental or shade tree
bulletLow maintenance
bulletSome frost resistance noted
bulletNo fertilizer needed
bulletLoves sun

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  About 960 seeds per gram.  78% germination rate.
 
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