• Eucalyptus
  • Eucalyptus
  • Eucalyptus


The campsite’s giant medicine cabinet

Originating from Australia, the eucalyptus trees that line most of the alleys at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette® are among the largest trees in the world. We are particularly fond of them because they repel mosquitos!

The eucalyptus globulus tree, commonly referred to as southern blue gum or blue gum, is found in numerous regions worldwide. This majestic tree, belonging to the Myrtaceae family, is famed for its smooth bark and elegant silhouette, as well as its characteristic, very-refreshing scent.

The eucalyptus globulus is particularly renowned for the essential oil extracted from its leaves, which is widely used aromatherapy, pharmacy and cosmetics alike. Eucalyptus oil is reputed for its medicinal properties, especially its expectorant and decongestant action, making it a precious natural remedy for respiratory ills such as colds and coughs.

A major player in the ecosystem

Throughout its youth, its large leaves protect the eucalyptus from the sun’s rays. The leaves then shrink as the tree gets older. The tree is also referred to as the blue gum due to the colour of its leaves when it is young.

There are over 600 varieties of eucalyptus throughout the world. Here at the campsite, you’ll find the globulus and camaldulensis varieties!

The eucalyptus tree also plays an important role in the ecosystems in which it thrives. It provides food and shelter for many animal species, in particular koala bears that love its leaves (but unfortunately you won’t find any at the campsite!) 😉 and helps maintain the ecological balance by regulating water cycles and protecting the soil from erosion.


Latin name :Eucalyptus globulus
Family :myrtaceae
Genus :eucalyptus
Color :Green / blue (young leaves)
Origin :Australia
Foliage :Evergreen
Port :Tree
Height :Up to 100 m
Flowering :July / August

Did you know?

The eucalyptus is the plant emblem of Tasmania!