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.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Eucalyptus risdonii
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

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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