Eucalyptus nicholii Myrtaceae
Narrow- or Willow-leaved Peppermint Eucalyptus, Nichol's Willow-leaved Eucalyptus eu-ka-LIP-tus
- 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,