Eucaluptus nicholii
eucalyptus nicholii nicholii bark

One of the smaller eucalyptus suitable for growing on a street. Weeping, graceful foliage with interesting rough dark bark. Small whitish flowers appear in early spring. Tiny woody capsules follow the flowering, but are not a significant size (like other eucalyptus buttons).

Leaves have a scent reminiscent of peppermint when handled. Trees have soothing fluttery leaf wind movement and rustling sound.

Maximum height
36-48 feet

Life Span
70+ years

Criteria for Ranking

1 (low) - 5 (high)

Drought Tolerance after first year establishment 5
Wind Tolerance 4
Frost Tolerance 5
Surface Roots/Sidewalk Lifting 5
Power Lines Proximity

Cost/Maintenance 4*
Disease Resistance/Hardiness 5
*note asterisk denote species can get large enough to tangle in power lines - not recommended under power lines
*note asterisk denote species can be a maintenance issue because of leaves and capsule drop although much less than other varieties of eucalyptus.
Location The empty lot behind the county clinic on DeForest has several E. nicholii along with some larger Blue Gum eucalyptus (E. globulus—the dreaded vulture roost trees of Marina on corner of Reservation and DeForest). These trees have since been mostly removed.