The fragrant Peppermint Tree is a small to medium, fast-growing evergreen tree for mild winter regions. It has drooping willow-like, long dark green leaves that have a distinct strong peppermint aroma when crushed and clusters of small white flowers with pink petal bases that appear in May to June. Perfect choice for specimen or as a lawn tree. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil with regular to occasional watering. Tolerates windy coastal conditions. It tolerates heat but not extreme cold. It may eventually require regularly scheduled light top-trimming. Zones 9 - 11.
Other Names: Peppermint Willow, Western Australian Peppermint, Swan River Peppermint, Willow Myrtle, Peppermint Willow Myrtle, Sweet Peppermint Tree.