|This Eucalyptus usally appears as a short to medium shrub with wide, 2 to 4 inch, oval green leaves. Its best feature are large 2 to 3 inch flowers that appear in red, pink, orange, yellow or off-white. Seed capsules form in the shape of small pears. Does well in dry soil. The foliage of nearly all species has a strong pungent odor similar to menthol. Well drained soil is preferable. Trees do very well planted from seed. Plant seeds in spring or summer keep shaded and water sparingly until 2 to 3 inches high.