Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) is a widely known tree that grows mostly in Australia and New Zealand. There are almost 700 different kinds of Eucalyptus in the world but these versatile greens are more than just important source of food for koalas and essential oil blends. Over the years Eucalyptus has become more popular in floristry – used as attractive addition to flower arrangements, especially wedding bouquets and centerpieces. Recently Australian researchers made a shocking discovery that real gold (yes, you heard right) are present in tree leaves so there is one more good reason for you to choose it as a decor for your celebratory event.
Eucalyptus symbolizes protection and abundance which makes it even more special to include it in a wedding bouquet. With its muted color and interesting shape, eucalyptus adds texture and tie together the other colors and details, the leaves give a rich bouquet an entirely different shape. Eucalyptus definitely makes this whimsical Orchidya “Fresh air” bouquet stand out where we paired it with white avalanche roses. Learn more…
Eucalyptus is mostly known for its distinctive scent – since it’s so sharp and refreshing Eucalyptus essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy. In addition to its aromatic scent it is in season from June to February with a vase life of up to 10 days. Strip off any leaves that fall below the water line, regularly trim the stems and provide them with fresh water. Also be sure to keep them away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat or cold.
How to incorporate it in your bouquets? The choice is yours. Use Silver Dollar Eucalyptus with broad and round pale green leaves for more romantic or antique themed design whereas seeded Eucalyptus has a completely different effect, adding a more dynamic texture. It creates more of a rustic feel and blends nicely with vintage themes.