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Eucalyptus radiata ssp. radiata|Narrow-leaf Peppermint

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Description
Medium to tall tree with dense canopy and interlacing fibrous bark to the small branches. Often lower branching.
Size (W x H)
6-20m x 10-30m
Leaves
Pairs of thin, stem clasping juvenile leaves to 7cm x 1.5cm. Adult leaves dull green, thin, narrow 7-16cm x 6-15mm. Highly aromatic.
Flowers
Profuse clusters of 7-20+ very small club-shaped buds. Small cup-shaped fruit.
Flower colour
White
Flower time
October to January
Growing conditions
Moist to drier well drained soils. Widespread in many sites to 1200m. Light frost and snow. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
Handsome shade tree. Flowering can be massed. Koala food plant.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
Attracts butterflies
Photo gallery
Acknowledgement
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory