Eucalyptus is related to myrtle and includes several sorts of evergreen bushes and trees, including some of the highest trees in the world. All eucalyptus trees contain essential oils that vary quite a lot by sort and composition. The leaves of most of the eucalyptus sorts are very fragrant with tones of lemon or peppermint.
The flower buds of eucalyptus trees open by means of a lignified cover, made by the cup and crown. The flowers are characteristic with numerous, coloured stamens.
Eucalyptus flowers are very attractive to bees, resulting in a very golden and creamy honey with a pleasant and aromatic taste, without a distinct taste of eucalyptus.