Willow - Leafed Peppermint
©Street Tree Division
City of Los Angeles - Department of Public Works
Bureau of Street Services
Trunk - Deeply furrowed brown bark with longitudinal fissures.
Foliage - Leaves pendulous, lanceolate blue-green and willowlike, 2 - 3" long and 1/4" wide. Usually sightly curved and alternately arranged, often tinged with purple in spring. Juvenile foliage is light green. Has peppermint aroma when crushed.
Flowers/fruit - Small clusters of creamy-white flowers in summer. Fruits are small rounded capsules heId closely along the stem.
No significant pest problems.
Clearances - Suitable for 5 - 6' parkways or 5 x 5' cutouts.
Good for streetsides, medians, parks and lawns.