About Eucalyptus Cinerea
A luxury cut foliage for bouquets with a menthol scent
There are more than 800 different eucalyptus species. They are shrubs or trees. The cultivated/farmed species are shrubs. The branches are cut from these shrubs. After the end of the season, the growers saw the shrubs back to about a meter height. Then the bushes start to sprout again.
Eucalyptus Cinerea is often used as a luxury cut foliage for bouquets. It is mainly characterized by the silver-gray color and waxy layer on the leaves, which also have a fresh (menthol) scent. The growth is somewhat erratic, as you often see with eucalyptus. It makes many wide side branches, so it does need some space. the winter hardiness is average, so a dry sunny place is preferred.
Eucalyptus trees also produce various types of bark that can also be used for decoration. Some varieties also produce flowers that turn into seed pods containing the eucalyptus seed after flowering. And the flowers also produce very pure honey. Eucalyptus produces a lot of oil. This also causes the trees to catch fire quickly.