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Narrow-Leaved Black Peppermint*

Eucalyptus nicholii

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Narrow-Leaved Black Peppermint (Eucalyptus nicholii) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Narrow-Leaved Black Peppermint

Narrow-Leaved Black Peppermint

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  60 feet

Spread:  50 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  8

Other Names:  Willow Peppermint


A straight erect tree that grows quite tall, but can be regularily pruned to size; fine willow-like foliage; a beautiful landscape specimen, alone or in groups, with a fine airy texture

Ornamental Features

Narrow-Leaved Black Peppermint has attractive bluish-green foliage with grayish green undersides. The fragrant narrow leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. It features subtle white button flowers at the ends of the branches in mid summer. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The peeling gray bark and brick red branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Narrow-Leaved Black Peppermint is an evergreen tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Narrow-Leaved Black Peppermint is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Narrow-Leaved Black Peppermint will grow to be about 60 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 50 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, acidic soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Shade  Articulation 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features