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|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Fragrant oils, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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