Strawberry gum, forestberry herb

Latin name: Eucalyptus olida.

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Eating


  • Adds a sweet, tangy rich scent and flavour to dishes.
  • Leaves can be used fresh or dried. Dried and ground is much more concentrated and sweet.
  • Also excellent in cosmetics such as soaps and potpourri due to the lovely scent.

Growing


  • Is an elegant, fast-growing, gum tree.
  • Does very well in the ACT region - frost-tolerant even when young, and grows in heavy clay soils with minimal rain.
  • This is a tree, not a shrub, so not suitable to small yards.
  • You will need to trim it regularly to keep the tree to a size suitable for harvesting the leaves regularly. The one below is a bit tall!

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