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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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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.
£14.00 each

Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2021
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) -
  • 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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