EUCALYPTUS nicholii

Commonly known as Gum tree, Ironbark, Narrow-leaved black peppermint

Narrow lance-shaped peppermint scented leaves. White flowers in autumn
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EUCALYPTUS nicholii

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£14.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre
  • Evergreen
    leaves 7-13cm (3-5in) long, grey to blue-green when juvenile and light-green or matt bluish-green when adult.
  • White
  • Height
    12-16m (40-52ft)
  • Spread
    5-12m (16-39ft)
  • Tree
    Wide-spreading, dense tree. Produces umbels of 7 flowers.
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold drying winds.
  • Additional Features
    Ornamental bark - fibrous, grey to reddish brown bark
  • Pests & Diseases
    silver leaf, oedema
  • Place of origin
    Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Pruning group 4 - Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
    for foliage display
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage - peppermint-scented leaves.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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12-16m (40-52ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5-12m (16-39ft)
 

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