Eucalyptus dives

Broad-leaved peppermint, Blue peppermint


Description: Tree to 60' widespread on the central and southern tablelands of New South Wales and much of Victoria.  The attractive blue-grey juvenile leaves are usually in opposite pairs.  It is harvested for the essential oil cineole and has a strong peppermint scent when the leaves are crushed.  Adult leaves are concolorous, slightly glossy green.

Culture: Sun, acid soil.

Uses: Essential oil.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type  Tree to 60', lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Culture Moderate moisture
Native New South Wales, Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletStrong peppermint scented leaves
bulletAttractive bluish, pointed leaves
bulletEssential oils

Problem Solving Features

bulletGood for medium to large gardens
bulletGood species for oil production
bulletLow maintenance

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed needs 3 weeks cold treatment.  Approximately 27 days for total germination.  Typical germination rate 101 per gram.
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