|One of the most popular varities of Eucalyptus world wide it is also more resistant to cold than most. A tall variety often having a curved trunk, large loose crown and slightly weeping branches. Light colored trunk with long, green lance-shaped leaves. This variety is usually not grown for its flowers. It can also survive in alkaline 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.