Eucalyptus risdonii – Risdon Peppermint

A beautiful medium sized Eucalyptus with silvery green-blue toned foliage. The heart shaped fragrant leaves and massed small silver buds are great for floral work. Growing from 2 to 12 metres high, it is a good street and avenue tree for cool temperate areas. Best in sun with good drainage. Drought and cold tolerant. There are smaller compact forms. Native to south east Tasmania.

Scientific Name:Eucalyptus risdonii
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Risdon Peppermint
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 12 metres
Width:2 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Cold climate
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates heavy frost
Plant Usage:Windbreak, Fragrant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Street tree, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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