Nichol’s Willow-Leafed Peppermint
With few exceptions, these plants are native to Australia. More than 600 different species grow there, ranging from sprawling shrubs (many of them bearing the common name “mallee”) to skyline trees. About 150 species have been grown in areas of California and Arizona that have climates similar to the plants’ native Australian habitats; many more have been grown as solitary representatives in arboretums. Eucalypts are the most widely planted non-native trees in these two Western states—for several hundred miles in parts of California.Eucalyptus nicholii
Grows to 36 to 48 ft. high and 15 to 36 ft. wide. Narrow, 3 to 5-in.-long, light green leaves. Bark is furrowed, rich reddish brown. Inconspicuous whitish flowers, tiny capsules. Graceful, weeping garden or street tree. Crushed leaves said to smell like peppermint. Too much water can cause chlorosis.
Grows 18 to 30 ft. tall and wide. Can handle temperatures in the 0° to 10°F/-18° to -12°
Grows to 36 to 48 ft. high and 15 to 36 ft. wide. Narrow, 3 to 5-in.-long, light green leaves. Bark is...
Grows 12 to 30 ft. tall and wide.