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Eucalyptus smithii - Blackbutt Peppermint / Gully Gum - 100 seeds

Eucalyptus smithii - Blackbutt Peppermint / Gully Gum - 100 seeds


Myrtaceae - no shipment to Western Australia or Tasmania


Eucalyptus smithii, commonly known as the Gully Gum or Blackbutt Peppermint occurs either as a medium to large frost resistant single-trunked tree growing to as much as 40m in height or in colder locations as a multi-trunked Mallee to some 6m.  It is found naturally from south of Sydney into eastern Victoria on and east of the Great Divide generally on moist, fertile loamy soil in gullies.


Bark is smooth throughout or persistent on lower trunk or persistent on full trunk, shortly fibrous ("Peppermint") (compact), grey-brown to brown-black, white to grey (above), shedding in long ribbons.  Bark sheds annually in long strips, which often hang from the branch forks.


Intermediate leaves are opposite, lanceolate, straight, entire, glossy green, sessile, to 8cm long and 1.5mm wide. Adult leaves disjunct, narrow lanceolate but not falcate, acuminate or acute, basally tapered, glossy or semi-glossy, green, thick, concolorous, 9 - 18cm long.


Flowers are white or cream.


Eucalyptus smithii foliage is rich in high quality oil and is widely used for the extraction of Eucalyptus oil.  The species lends itself readily to cultivation

This listing is for 100 seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds. 

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