Find out more about the eucalyptus tree below. 


Eucalyptus tree

Scientific name: Eucalyptus sp.

Family: Myrtaceae

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Origin: non-native

Maximum height: 30 metres (some species)

Lives for: up to 250 years

Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia, where indigenous populations have used it to make healing tea, for spiritual cleansing and to make tools. The leaves have high levels of essential oils, which have antiseptic properties and are used for various medicinal purposes. The oil is also highly flammable.