Eucalyptus nicholii
Common name: 
Narrow-leaved Peppermint Eucalyptus
Willow-leaved Peppermint Eucalyptus
Nichol's Willow-leaved Eucalyptus
Pronunciation: 
eu-ka-LIP-tus ni-kol-ei
Family: 
Myrtaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen tree, fast growing, to 50 ft (15 m) tall.  Bark rough, fibrous, yellow-brown.  Juvenile leaves alternate, crowded, sessile (without a petiole) or a short petiole, linear, gray-green; adult leaves simple, alternate, narrowly lanceolate, about 6-13 cm long and 0.5-1 cm wide, somewhat blue-green to gray-green, lateral vein faint.  Flower clusters axillary, about 7-flowered.
  • Sun to partial shade, drought tolerant, resistant to frost.  Excessive watering can cause chlorosis.  A garden and street tree in California.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 8   Native to a small area of New South Wales, Australia, but uncommon.
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden
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  • plant habit, spring

    plant habit, spring

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    leaves, winter color

  • crown, large tree

    crown, large tree

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    leafy shoots

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    leaves