Eucalyptus risdonii

Risdon peppermint

 

Description: A mallee or small tree with bluish, persistent juvenile leaves from Tasmania. The juvenile leaves are at first opposite and stalkless for many pairs, then become ovate and connate (the leaf pair joined around the stem.)  Adult leaves are not often developed. It is found only in a very restricted area of Tasmania, may prove to be fairly cold hardy.  The foliage has taken on a purplish hue here during our winters and shows damage in Zone 6.  This species has also surprised us by setting flower buds when only about two years old and blooming at three years old as above.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Small mallee or tree to 23' (8m), lignotuber
Flower Color White
Growth Rate Slow
Placement Sun
Culture Moderate moisture
Native Tasmania
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletSmall mallee to 23'
bulletAttractive, pointed foliage
bulletWhite flower

Problem Solving Features

bulletBest in poor soils with low fertility
bulletLow maintenance
bulletSun lover
bulletNo fertilizer needed

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.

 

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