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Eucalyptus citriodora, Corymbia citriodora, Lemon Eucalyptus, Citron-scented Gum, Lemon Scented Gum
These trees grew from 3 ft to 20 ft tall in 1 year

Eucalyptus citriodora, Corymbia citriodora

Lemon Eucalyptus, Citron-scented Gum, Lemon Scented Gum
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A very fast growing evergreen tree native to Queensland, Australia. Leaves have a strong lemony scent when crushed. Leaves yield lemon-scented oil used in perfumery. The trunks and branches of this species are powdery white to pinkish and the trunks are usually very straight. In nature the trees will reach 75-100 ft. While this species get very big in nature, its size is easily control with selective pruning and container size when grown in the greenhouse setting. The white blooms are not very distinctive. The blooms are followed by woody urn-shaped capsules about 1/2 inch wide. Eucalyptus citriodora need full sun with a well-drained soil mix for container growing. In the landscape, trees are pretty hardy and tolerate some frost.


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