• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Eucalyptus coccifera

Mount Wellington peppermint

  • Other common names Mount Wellington peppermint
    Tasmania snow gum

  • Family Myrtaceae

  • Genus Eucalyptus are evergreen trees or large shrubs, often fast-growing, some with attractive bark, most with aromatic foliage, and clusters of small, white, yellow or red flowers

  • Details E. coccifera is an evergreen tree with mottled white and grey bark, heart-shaped juvenile leaves and lance-shaped, blue-green adult foliage, all peppermint-scented; creamy-white flowers open in summer

  • Plant range Tasmania

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Foliage

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect East-facing or South-facing or North-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained, Poorly-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand, Clay, Chalk

  • pHNeutral, Acid

Size

  • Ultimate height Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread 4-8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 20-50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in slightly acidic soil with full sun and shelter when young

Propagation Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Coastal

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Suckers may be a problem

Diseases May be affected by silver leaf and oedema

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