Size: Height 63cm, pods 1.5cm, Leaves 9am
Colour: White flowering pods
There are over 700 species of eucalyptus, and almost all of them are in Australia. Many species are known as gum trees because they exude copious sap from any break in the bark. Eucalyptus have many local names, like ‘gum trees’, ‘mallee’, ‘box’, ‘ironbark’, ‘stringybark’ and ‘ash’. Eucalyptus have special flowers and fruits that no other trees have. The woody fruits are called gumnuts. Nearly all eucalyptus are evergreen and the leaves are covered with oil glands. These oils are often used to treat coughs and colds.