Eucalyptus radiata

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Common Name: Narrow-leafed Peppermint Gum or Forth River Peppermint

Description: This Australian native is a medium to large tree which can grow to 15m or occasionally 30m to 40m high in mountain areas. It has a dense, spreading canopy with branches developing a pendulous habit from the crown as it gets older. Bark is grey-brown, finely textured and fibrous. The leaves are dark green and produce a peppermint fragrance when crushed. Blooms are white-cream and prolific from October to January. Prefers deep loamy soils, clay-loam soils and alluvial soils near rivers. Will not tolerate poor drainage.

Mature Size: 15-20m (h) x 8-12m (w)

Position: Full sun