The eucalyptus tree is native to the subtropical rain forest of South Australia and Tasmania. Over 600 Eucalyptus species form the bulk of the trees in Australia, many of which are major suppliers of wood, some of them are ornamental trees. The very fast growing tree has been cultivated in the tropics, subtropics, and other frost-free areas for the drainage of swamps. You can find the eucalyptus tree today in North Africa, California up to Chile and the Mediterranean. The trees can reach heights of up to 60 meters. A characteristic feature is its silver-grey, warty bark and twisted trunk. The leaves of young trees are oval-heart shaped, only the aged, tough leathery leaves have the typical crescent shape. The flower bud is in a decorative silver capsule, its cover comes off when they bloom. The large white blooms are dominated by the long stamens.
|Key Feature||Expect 90 to 100 % Germination Rate
Mature Seeds collected from 20 – 30 years Old Mother Trees.
Trees grown on poor soils yield better oil, though they cannot withstand water-logging
Each tree can be harvested four to five times during its 20-year life span.
Eucalyptus tree care is not difficult, as this type of tree usually maintains itself reasonably well.
Once established, eucalyptus trees should not require too much watering, with exception for those growing in containers.
One of the fastest growing trees in the world, the Eucalyptus, can grow to nearly 50 feet tall in four years.