25 Seeds Lemon-Scented Gum Eucalyptus citriodora Tree
Growing Info: Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days. Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
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- Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8-11 where plants are grown in medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates drought. In the St. Louis area, it is usually grown from seed as a container plant, a houseplant or a garden annual. Container plants can be placed on patios or sunk into the ground to the lip, but must be brought indoors in fall before first frost for overwintering.
- Corymbia citriodora has smooth, pale, uniform or slightly mottled bark, white to coppery in summer, and a conspicuously narrow-leaved crown which smells strongly of lemons. Pear-shaped buds are borne in clusters of three, formed in the corner of leaf and stem junctions, whilst fruit (capsules) are urn-shaped.
- The bark is smooth for the entire height of the tree, often powdery, shedding in thin curling flakes. It prefers lighter, slightly acidic loamy soils and occurs in dry sclerophyll forest and woodlands in hilly country. Corymbia citriodora has a lignotuber.
- Corymbia citriodora is a tall tree , to 51 metres in height, from temperate and tropical north eastern Australia . It is also known as lemon-scented gum , blue spotted gum and lemon eucalyptus.