Swamp Peppermint Eucalyptus Tree
A very tough and reliable eucalyptus that has been grown in the Northwest for many years. The Swamp Peppermint Eucalyptus features willowy-like adult foliage that gracefully hangs from the branches giving and looks amazing when the wind blows through it. Young branches are white with bloom and mature to fibrous, gray and peeling. One of the most cold hardy of any eucalyptus species and a great choice for Northwest gardeners. It is also reportedly quite tolerant of wet conditions, as you might have guessed from its name. We’re trialing it near an area that gets overhead irrigation, so we’ll see how it does. Large specimens can be seen at the Oregon Garden and Cistus Nursery.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus rodwayi
Site and Soil: Full sun and well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established and will need little to no supplemental watering during the summer season.
Hardiness: Likely hardy to at least 10º F, some report all the way down to 0º F.
Size at Maturity: Variable but likely 35 ft. in height by 15 ft. width, possibly larger with great age
Bloom Time: Winter
Pests & Diseases: Swamp Peppermint Eucalyptus are not bothered by pests or diseases in our climate.
USDA Zone: 7-10