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|
|Culture||Moderate moisture, frost resistant|
|Native||New South Wales, Victoria|
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