As any keen bushwalker knows, nothing beats pushing through the understory of a sclerophyll forest looking to make your way to local waterfall or lookout, only to suddenly be overcome by the surprisingly refreshing fragrance emerging from the freshly crushed gum-leaves. Well, as far as aromatic gums go, nothing beats the White Peppermint Gum, Eucalyptus Pulchella, with its attractive foliage consisting of distinctive bluish-silver narrow leaves. Whilst you are unlikely to stumble upon it unless you are hiking in south-east Tasmania, it is increasingly being grown as a feature tree, due not only for its unmistakable peppermint aroma, but because of its spiralling smooth white bark, attractive foliage and stunning cream-white flowers (stamens). Eucalyptus Pulchella White Peppermint Gum endures relatively cool and dry conditions in its natural habitat, however, the variety has adapted well to cultivation in a variety of environments, ranging from cold winters in Victoria all the way up north through to the sub-tropics where it is increasingly becoming a popular choice for its deep foliage and drought tolerance. The smooth bark of Eucalyptus Pulchella White Peppermint Gum is highly desirable as it doesn't shed a pile of bark, making it suitable for many garden and urban horticulture applications.
Advantages of Eucalyptus Pulchella White Peppermint Gum
Narrow leaves full of aromatic oils
Beautiful cream coloured stamens
Stunning evergreen foliage
Highly sought after Tasmanian Eucalypt species
5 - 8m in height in the first 10 years, but can grow as tall as 20m in time.
6 - 8m apart is suitable planting distance
Prefers full sun
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
Hardy evergreen Australian native tree
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
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