Willow Leaved Peppermint Eucalyptus Tree
One of the most excellent and fine textured of any Eucalyptus, the Willow Leaved Peppermint Eucalyptus is a a very picturesque and fragrant small tree. The bark is a very nice orange-red with peeling strips that add to its overall textural appeal and the blue green leaves take on a purple tint in winter! Reliably hardy in USDA Zone 8, so long as it is not too humid in the summertime.
Latin Name: Eucalyptus nicholii
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.
Rootstock Description: Self-rooted
Hardiness: Hardy to approx. 5º F.
Size at Maturity: 25 ft. in height by 15 ft. width
Bloom Time: Winter
Pests & Diseases: Eucalypts are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7