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Corymbia citriodora (Lemon-Scented Gum)

Lemon-Scented Gum, Citron-Scented Gum, Lemon-Scented Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus citriodora


Corymbia citriodora (Lemon-Scented Gum) is a tall evergreen tree of upright habit, adorned with a straight trunk and a thin, graceful crown of drooping foliage. The lemon-scented foliage is narrow, lance-shaped, golden-green, 3-7 in. long (7-17 cm), and used to produce citronella oil, which is favored in perfumery. Another ornamental feature is its striking bark - smooth, powdery white, sometimes with a blush of pink or blue. In winter, abundant clusters of white flowers are borne amongst the foliage. Long-lived, this Eucalyptus makes an attractive narrow tree, revealing its presence in gardens or streets by the wonderful fragrance of its leaves.

  • Grows up to 40-100 ft. tall (12-30 m) and 15-50 ft. wide (4-15 m).
  • Performs best in full sun in medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant.
  • Easy to grow, easy to care for. Deer resistant.
  • Watch for eucalyptus sucker, silver leaf and oedema.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Native to Northeastern Australia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Climate Zones 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Eucalyptus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 40' – 100' (12m – 30m)
Spread 15' – 50' (4.5m – 15m)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Australia
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Climate Zones 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Eucalyptus
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 40' – 100' (12m – 30m)
Spread 15' – 50' (4.5m – 15m)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Australia
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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