Eucalyptus globulusis an aromatic tree. Commonly attains a height of 150-180 ft. It has a straight trunk up to two-thirds of its total height and a well-developed crown.
Leaves are glossy, dark green, thick and leathery. They average in length from (15-20 cm). The leaves of the young shoots are ovate, opposite, and horizontal. They are covered with a grey, waxy bloom which is much thicker on the bottom surface of the leaf.
Solitary white flowers with many stamens, arise from the axils on flattened
The fruit is a hard, woody globose capsule. Seeds are dark brown with a brownish red chaff.
It has poor lumberqualities due to growth stress problems, but can be used in construction, fence posts and poles.
The leaves are used in the production of oil. The oil has therapeutic, perfumery, flavouring, antimicrobial and biopesticide properties.