Description: The young leaves are ovate (roundish), appear in pairs opposite the stem, and have heart shaped bases. The adult leaves become longer and thinner. One of the defining characteristics of many Eucalyptus trees is their colourful bark. It peels away revealing shades of green and pink. It is hardy in the British Isles and often planted in parks and gardens.
Fact: The fragrant leaves release essential oils when they are burned. These oils have been used to treat many health conditions from rheumatism to migraines, and have also been used as an antiseptic.