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|
|Native||New South Wales, Victoria|
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