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Lemon Scented Eucalyptus

Corymbia citriodora

Also known as

Citron-Scented Gum, Blue Spotted Gum, Lemon Eucalyptus, Lemonscented Gum, Lemon-Scent Gum, Spotted Gum

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

9a-10b

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35m

Max

8m

12m

Min

4m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Lemon Scented Eucalyptus Overview

This tall growing tree is a very close relative of Eucalyptus and has pale smooth bark with leaves which gives a distinctive scent of lemon hence it's common name.

How to propagate Lemon Scented Eucalyptus

Seed

Special features of Lemon Scented Eucalyptus

Attractive leaves

And bark.

Pot plant

Can be grown in containers for patio locations provided regular pruning/pinching occurs to maintain it's compact habit.

Other uses of Lemon Scented Eucalyptus

Raw material

Perfumery

The refined oil is used in insect (mosquito) repellents and the production of the essential oil Citronellel.