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|
|Native||New South Wales|
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