Nichol's Willow Leaf Peppermint, Narrow Leaf Black Peppermint
Eucalyptus nicholii

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eucalyptus (yoo-kuh-LIP-tus) (Info)
Species: nicholii (nih-KOL-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clayton, California

North Hollywood, California

Upland, California

Irmo, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

3
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 27, 2006, Treeguy from Charleston, SC wrote:

I am growing this Eucalypt on my nursery in Columbia, SC(zone8a) and it has done really well with the cold even in 1 Gal. containers. It has not so much even had the young shoot tips get burned. Yet I will be using an even harder seed next spring. As a seedling it takes some training to get it to grow straight(top heavy) but once it takes off it is absolutely beautiful. It has a very lovely sage green lacy leaf which gives this tree an airy effect. It also has a wonderful peppermint aroma.

Positive

On Aug 12, 2004, leeschu from North Hollywood, CA wrote:

The tree makes a nice light shade and the narrow leaves hang down giving a light airy effect. My neighbors like the looks of the tree which I have planted on the street. I have perhaps given it too much water, the tree has dropped a branch now and then.

Positive

On Aug 28, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Fast growing Eucalyptos, good for screen, can be pruned and topped brutally to encourage it to become bushy. Unlike some Eucaluptos this does not have the "cat urine" aroma when damp.