Gully gum, Gully peppermint, Blackbutt peppermint
Description: This species is used primarily for oil production. It is found native along coastal areas of New South Wales and grows on the lower slopes of hills and on the edges of swamps and streams. In higher, colder elevations, it is reduced to a mallee form. The bark sheds from the upper branches in long ribbons and remains hanging in the crown to expose a smooth white or cream bark. The bark on the lower trunk is dark brown . Leaves are long and narrow and heavily scented.
Climate Data: Favors cool to warm humid to sub-humid climate. Heat index, hot: 82 degrees F, cold: 21 degrees F. Rainfall 750-1700 mm (30-68 inches), altitude 50 to 1150 m.
|Temperature Rating||USDA Zone 9|
|Type||Large tree to 120' or small mallee to 15', lignotuber|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to fast|
|Culture||Low to moderate moisture|
|Native||New South Wales|
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