Eucalyptus belongs to the Myrtaceae family. It forms a large column but can also be found as bushes. Its blueish leaves are evergreen and its trunk has the unusual tendency to shed its skin in brown strips, leaving its white skin visible beneath. Eucalyptus is suited to all soil types and a sunny sheltered position because it cannot tolerate hard frosts. To grow as a specimen, in a plantation or as an informal hedge.