Narrow Leaved Peppermint Gum or Willow Leaved Peppermint
(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)
A native of the New England tablelands of New South Wales where it prefers light to heavy, even poor soils in an open, sunny position. It is drought and frost hardy to minus 11 degrees C or 12 degrees F.
An evergreen tree growing to 20m (60ft) with a spread of 5m (15ft). The stem is erect, straight with gracefully weeping branches, covered in a brown, fibrous bark; the leaves are a light bluish-green, pendant, narrow 12cm and tapering, they give a peppermint smell when handled; the flower buds occur in groups of 5 to 7; the flowers are cream appearing in autumn.
This is a very popular ornamental shade tree both in Australia and overseas and is grown extensively. It has a conservation status of ‘threatened’ in its native habitat.
Offered is a packet of 200 seeds (includes chaff) with propagation notes. Buyers should read the disclaimer below.
All Eucalyptus/Corymbia seed is harvested from the wild under licence and is sold as a combination of fertilised/unfertilised (chaff) seed. In many cases it is not possible to tell the difference. The ratio of fertilised seed varies greatly and depends wholly on weather conditions prior to seed set. Standard industry practice is to offer 200 seeds per packet which translates to something like 10 to 30 viable seeds (which have not been counted). If the above is not acceptable to you, please do not purchase any of the above seeds.
All seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.
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