Eucalyptus radiata

Eucalyptus radiata var. australiana, commonly known as ‘narrow-leaved peppermint’ is a medium sized tree with fibrous bark. It occurs in extensive areas in Victoria and the south coast districts and southern highlands of New South Wales.  

The yield of oil from the leaves and terminal branchlets averages between 2.5 and 3.5 percent.

The crude oil has a cineole content of 65-70 percent and has a very refreshing aroma.

Production has fallen as costs have become too high. The leaves cannot be mechanically harvested in the same way as E. polybractea.