SelecTree: Tree Detail
NICHOL'S WILLOWLEAFED PEPPERMINT
Photo Locations: San Luis Obispo, CA and Cal Poly Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA
Hardiness estimate: 12-15 degrees F.
Has fragrant Leaf.
Native to Eastern Australia.
An Eucalyptus nicholii in Venice is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 55 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 160 inches and a crown spread of 57 feet.
Weeping with a High Canopy.
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.
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, Armillaria and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Not Deer Palatable.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucalyptus nicholii Tree Record." 1995-2019. Nov 22, 2019.
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