What is an Eucalyptus?
Eucalyptus is a genus of more than 700 species of flowering plants in the family Myrtaceae. Most species of Eucalyptus are trees, often mallees and a few are shrubs.
Along with several other genera in the tribe Eucalypteae, including Corymbia and Angophora, they are commonly known as eucalypts.
Where Can I Find Eucalyptus In South Africa?
Is there eucalyptus in South Africa?
Eucalyptus is a diverse genus of flowering trees and shrubs belonging to the myrtle family, Myrtaceae.
There are no indigenous eucalypts in South Africa. The genus, consisting of more than 700 species, is native to Australia.
Where does eucalyptus grow best?
Eucalyptus plants prefer areas that receive at least eight to 10 hours of full sun.
If you plant your eucalyptus indoors, place the potted eucalyptus near a south-facing window so that it gets plenty of sunlight. If you’re planting eucalyptus in your garden, make sure the soil drains well.
Why are there eucalyptus trees in South Africa?
Commonly known as Eucalypts, Blue Gums or just Gums this group of plants are all native to Australia and are an interesting group because they are critical to the beekeeping, agricultural, and forest industries in South Africa. They were first planted in South Africa in the 1870s.