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Eucalyptus elata

river peppermint

A slender tree growing to 40m in height and spreading up to 10m. The lower trunk is covered with dark coloured fibrous, deeply furrowed bark, with smooth white bark above. Pendulous dark grey-green leaves and creamy white flowers in spring.
originNSW, ACT, Vic.
cultural notesThis tree prefers deep moist soils in partial shade. It is often found along streams and drainage lines.
toleratesDrought and frost tolerant.
flowering seasonSpring.
flower colourCreamy white flowers occur in spherical clusters and appear from yellow, club-shaped buds. The fruit are brownish conical capsules.
foliage colourThe leaves are dark gre-green in colour and pendulous. They are narrow, grow to 20cm in length and give off a peppermint aroma when crushed.
widthup to 10m
heightup to 40m
plant spacing500cm apart
recommended usesA useful fast growing shade tree for large gardens or as a street tree.
plant image creditspublic domain

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