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.|
|Soil type||Sandy loam or gravel|
|Soil moisture (minimum)||650 mm (26") per year|
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