Following Pansyface doing a great job in identifying the Loquat tree in my last post, would anyone know what this tree is?
A few more photographs. I hope they may help. Thanks
Those look like the mature leaves of a eucalyptus tree. Difficult to tell size from your picture and a picture of the tree would help too
Ha ha you must have picked up my thoughts Definitely a eucalyptus!
Thanks, they don't have the fragrance of eucalyptus and are not as tough. I have added some more photographs.
Not all eucalypts do smell once they get to maturity but that is what your tree is. The immature leaves are a completely different shape and have the blue grey colouring. These do have the familiar scent. Even the bark is distinctive.
I'm sure Ladybird is right, Miranda. Those sickle-shaped leaves are a giveaway.
Thank you both very much, really very interesting. Any ideas on good uses for the leaves etc?
Opinion seems to be divided on whether the toxins in eucalyptus leaves are broken down in composting. It's hard to get anything much to grow under a eucalyptus because of these toxins. However, you could compost them separately & use as a weed-suppressing mulch under shrubs etc, where any remaining toxin would be useful to prevent weed seeds germinating.