Eucalyptus elata

River peppermint, River white gum


Description: A slender tree with a pendulous habit and narrow leaves. The bark is smooth and white on the upper trunk where it is often seen peeling in ribbons. At the trunk base, it is very compact dark gray with narrow fissures. The leaves have a strong peppermint smell when crushed. It is a nice specimen tree for medium to large gardens. Native to New South Wales and Victoria and is found along the coastal areas along watercourses. Food source for Koala browse.  Suitable for slightly  saline sites (ECe 200-400 mS/m.

Climate Data: Favors cool to warm, humid to sub-humid climate.  Heat index, hot: 81 degrees F, cold: 23 degrees F.  Rainfall 700-1150 mm (28-46 inches), altitude near seal level to 150 m, (some at 750 m).

Culture: Sun, 24-46 inches annual rainfall, gravel soils, loam, sandy loam, acid pH.

Uses: Ornamental, coastal plantings, essential oils, fragrant leaves, Koala browse.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Slender tree to 90' (30 m), lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Moderate
Culture Moderate moisture, frost resistant
Native New South Wales, Victoria
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletStrong peppermint scented leaves
bulletPendulous habit and narrow leaves
bulletShedding bark

Problem Solving Features

bulletGood for medium to large gardens
bulletMore tolerant of moisture
bulletLow maintenance

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*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.
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