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Corymbia citriodora syn Eucalyptus citriodora - Lemon Scented Gum - 30 seeds

Corymbia citriodora syn Eucalyptus citriodora - Lemon Scented Gum - 30 seeds


Myrtaceae - no shipment to Western Australia or Tasmania


Corymbia citriodora (formerly Eucalyptus citriodora) is an outstanding Australian Gum tree!

It is a fast growing evergreen tree it can reach 45m in its native habitat but is often only half this height in cultivation.  It can also be pruned heavily and maintained either as a container plant for the patio or indoors, or as a multistemmed screen.  It is when grown as a feature tree that the distinctive beauty of its form and smooth, often multi coloured bark, truly stands out. 


The bark colour can range from pink to white to silver to a khaki green with shades in between and can show a range of pinks to light reds in areas of flaking bark. 

The long, deep green leaves have a delightful lemon fragrance from which it derives its common name, Lemon Scented Gum, the ornamental buds and creamy flowers are attractive, it is nectar producing and is renowned as an excellent bee tree.
This species comes primarily from the coastal rainforest areas of Queensland and while it has some drought tolerance it performs best where the annual rainfall is at least 50cm per year unless supplemented with deep Summer irrigation.  This species is frost tender, particularly while young. 
The Lemon Scented Gum is found in heavy soils but it is quite versatile and can also succeed in deep sandy loams, poor dry soils and well-drained moist soils but prefers a sunny position away from hollows and high winds.  As with many rainforest plants this species is shallow rooted and is not really wind firm and should be sited accordingly.


The leaves of this Corymbia contain a lemon scented oil that is rich in citronellal, which has certain specific antibacterial properties.  The kino resin from the bark contains citriodorol, which is antibiotic and the oil from the leaves of this tree is used industrially.


30 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds. 

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