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 only 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.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Large tree
Width : 8
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Fragrant oils, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Corymbia citriodora
Common Name : Lemon Scented Gum
Height : 35
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects