Corymbia citriodora – Lemon Scented Gum

A handsome gum tree with a smooth white to pink trunk and a strong and very attractive lemon smell to the foliage, which is particularly strong in damp conditions. Good for temperate to tropical areas. It grows to around 35 metres tall, so is best suited to parks and large properties. A good tree for honey production, and refined oil from the leaves is used as an insect repellant. This tree looks wonderful for avenue planting, where the pale smooth trunks are shown off to perfection. There is one at Kings Park Botanic Gardens in Perth.

Scientific Name:Corymbia citriodora
Common Name:Lemon scented gum
Plant Type:Large tree
Height:20 ~ 35 metres
Width:5 ~ 8 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Fragrant
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



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