Best Foliage for Flower Bouquet: Eucalyptus

Top Rated Florist Foliage: Eucalyptus, Choose The Best Greenery For Your Flower Bouquet, NZ Lavender Herb Farm

Photo by Jude Beck

Eucalyptus is a genus of more than 700 species of shrubs and flowering trees of the myrtle family. It is a popular herb for home remedies with a distinct, menthol-like fragrance. It is used as an ornamental in the garden or stunning indoor plant.  

Like so many people, we are big fans of the eucalyptus family.  Eucalyptus is always the top choice when the florist adds the greenery and foliage to a bouquet. It helps complete the design and makes flowers stand out even more. Here are three types of Eucalyptus that are trending right now. 

Types of Eucalyptus for Flower Bouquet

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Lavender Herb Farm in New Zealand

With the gorgeous bluey-green circular leaves, the silver dollar are like little medallions stacked in a row along each branch. It gives a wonderful way to work in some stunning leafy greens when you construct wedding bouquet, table greenery or home flower arrangement.  

Eucalyptus ‘Baby Blue’

Eucalyptus ‘Baby Blue’, Lavender Herb Farm in New Zealand

This beautiful foliage is incredibly popular amongst florist. 'Baby Blue' is a sprawling shrub of open, distinct blue-grey rounded leaves that alternate from side to side. It makes great cenerpieices or green additions around any home. It is also a classic of flower arrangement. 

Eucalyptus Baby Blue grown at Lavender Backyard Garden, Lavender Farm in NZ
Eucalyptus Baby Blue grown at Lavender Backyard Garden

Seeded Eucalyptus

One of the most popular type of Eucalyptus is called seeded Eucalyptus. With sturdy but easy to manipulate stems, it is a very diverse green for weddings, table arrangements, bouquets and so much more. Seeded Eucalyptus is not a variety, but any type of immature eucalyptus with the operculum attached. The operculum is a cap-like structure that holds the flower in and gives the capsule a fatter look. 

Exploring the Enchanting Fragrance of Eucalyptus

The scent of eucalyptus is truly unique and captivating—a refreshing and revitalizing aroma that awakens the senses and rejuvenates the mind. Picture a crisp, clean fragrance with subtle herbal sweetness and woody undertones, reminiscent of a breath of fresh air after a summer rain.

Often described as brisk and minty, with delicate floral notes adding depth and complexity, eucalyptus evokes images of expansive forests where leaves sway in the breeze and the air is filled with the invigorating essence of nature.

Inhaling the aroma of eucalyptus is like taking a deep breath of pure vitality—it clears the mind, uplifts the spirit, and leaves you feeling refreshed and invigorated. Whether used in aromatherapy, household products, or simply enjoyed as a natural air freshener, the scent of eucalyptus brings a sense of energy and vibrancy to any setting.

Explore the Practical Benefits of Eucalyptus Foliage for Your Home

Eucalyptus foliage isn't just a decorative plant—it's a versatile addition to your household with numerous practical uses. Let's explore how you can make the most of eucalyptus in your home:

1. Aromatic Ambiance

Enhance the atmosphere of your home with the natural fragrance of eucalyptus foliage. Simply place a few branches in a vase or jar to enjoy its invigorating scent, which can help freshen up any room and promote a sense of calm and relaxation.

2. Pest Repellent

Keep unwanted pests at bay with the natural repellent properties of eucalyptus foliage. Scatter eucalyptus leaves around your home or garden to deter insects, spiders, and other critters without the need for chemical pesticides.

3. Stress Relief

Create a soothing oasis in your home with the stress-relieving benefits of eucalyptus foliage. The calming scent of eucalyptus can help reduce feelings of tension and anxiety, providing a tranquil environment for relaxation and unwinding after a long day.

4. Decorative Touch

Add a touch of natural beauty to your home decor with eucalyptus foliage. Use it to create beautiful floral arrangements, wreaths, or table centerpieces, or simply display it in a vase to bring a touch of greenery indoors.

5. Shower Spa Experience

Transform your shower into a spa-like retreat by hanging eucalyptus foliage from the showerhead. The steam from the shower will release the aromatic oils from the leaves, creating a refreshing and invigorating experience that can uplift your mood.

From freshening the air to deterring pests, promoting relaxation, and adding decorative charm, eucalyptus foliage offers a range of practical benefits for your household. Incorporate this versatile plant into your home to enjoy its many uses and enhance your living space.

We love the smell of Eucalyptus! 

Lavender Backyard Garden is not only a lavender farm but also grows greenery  and foliage for flower arrangement. We harvest our flowers and foliage from fresh and then air dried.

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