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NICHOL'S WILLOWLEAFED PEPPERMINT
Eucalyptus nicholii

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Photo Locations: San Luis Obispo, CA and Cal Poly Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

Hardiness estimate: 12-15 degrees F.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to Eastern Australia.

Family: Myrtaceae

Tree Characteristics

Weeping with a High Canopy.

Oval Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 40 - 50 feet.

Width: 15 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate to Linear, Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown or Mostly Green Capsule, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Red Brown, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 6 and 8 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Texas Root Rot and Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Oak Root Rot and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus nicholii Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jan 22, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucalyptus-nicholii >

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