Please note: The project is aimed at revegetating the understorey, therefore only 5% of your order may be made up of trees (including small, medium and large) eg. In a box of 20 plants 1 of the plants may be a tree species.
Common name: Peppermint Box
Width: 4-8m canopy
Description: Medium sized tree with dull, olive green leaves. White flowers in autumn to spring. Grey/brown fruits. Dark coloured bark covers all of main trunk.
Growing and distribution: Widely occurring on Adelaide Plains and foothills (especially from near Sandy Creek and through the Barossa). Important for hollows.
Beneficial Attributes: Aboriginal people crush the leaves for medicines and make bowls, shields and spears from the bark. Butterfly nectar food plant. Attracts birds.