Height: 30-75'; Spread: 15-45'
Evergreen; upright and irregular form; light to moderate canopy.
Peppermint scent released when leaves are crushed.
Creamy-white flowers in clusters 1" across, bloom throughout spring and summer.
Seed capsules 1" follow flower, drop in winter.
Mottled gray-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. Requires frequent pruning to establish and maintain central leader and to encourage good branch structure, and removal of suckers. Sidewalk clean-up during capsule drop.
Drought (once established), sandy soils, cold winds, fog.
- Special Considerations:
Prefers full sun. Needs good drainage.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Australia. Tough street tree. Silver, gray green foliage shimmers in the wind. Disease and pest resistant.
Silver Dollar Gum