Height: 20-30'; Spread: 15-30'
Evergreen; spreading, weeping form; dense canopy
Gray-green, willow-like, narrow leaves, 4-6" long.
Small white flowers in clusters, bloom May-June.
Small woody, brown fruits in clusters.
Rough, dark brown bark.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
High. Hard to establish central leader. Need to prune frequently, especially in early years to relieve weight. Prune out narrow attachments and crossing branches.
Drought (once established), poor drainage, any soil, moderate winds, fog. Sun or partial shade. Disease and pest resistant.
- Special Considerations:
4x4' basin recommended. Wind can misshape tree.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Australia. Older trees develop beautiful weeping form. Disease and pest resistant. Crushed leaves smell like peppermint.