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|
|Common Name:||Risdon Peppermint|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 12 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 5 metres|
|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|
|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|
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