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E is for … Eucalyptus

These beautiful evergreen trees are a common sight here and have such a distinctive scent.

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There are more than 700 species of eucalyptus, yet only 15 occur outside Australia.

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They range from tall trees to small shrubs, with variation in leaf shape, bark, buds, flower colour, shape and size of the fruit, capsules or gum nuts.

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