Corymbia (Eucalytpus) citriodora

Lemon scented gum

Description: Extremely highly lemon scented foliage, either fresh or dried makes an outstanding potpourri. Of all the Australia plants we grow, this one definitely takes #1 for its scent!  Aromatherapy Tip: For a relaxing treat, throw about a dozen leaves in your tub, add hot water, kick back and enjoy!  The juvenile foliage is rough when young and becomes smooth when mature. The bark is also very attractive and can be pinkish-gray in color and peeling to leave a smooth light colored trunk. This species can take pruning well back to the lignotuber to obtain multiple stems or to keep small enough for indoor use. It is also reported to be a food source for sugar gliders and Koala browse. 

Uses: Shade tree, sawmilling, essential oils, perfumed foliage.

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Single trunk specimen to 147' (50 m) or, may be cut back for multiple stems and used as an indoor container plant.
Flower Color Cream
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Soil type Sandy loam or gravel
Soil moisture (minimum) 650 mm (26") per year
Native Queensland
Family Myrtaceae

Key Benefits

bulletExtremely lemon scented foliage
bulletGreat scent using fresh or dried leaves for potpourri
bulletMay be container grown if pruned to keep it small

Problem Solving Features

bulletExcellent room deodorizer
bulletMay be containerized if pruned
bulletGreat for full sun, sandy soils

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Seed germinates easily with normal methods.  Usually 1-3 weeks for germination.  100 seeds per gram.
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