Corymbia citriodora
Lemon Scented Gum

Uses: A tall tree from temperate and tropical eastern Australia. Highly ornamental species for shade or shelter in wider locations reserves and parks. Showy pinkish–cream trunked.
Leaves have a strong lemony scent when crushed. Leaves yield lemon-scented Citronellal oil.
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Trees are very susceptible to frost. Care needs to be taken in smaller gardens as this is a large tree and does drop branches.

  • Canopy Shape canopy-open Open
  • Height 10-35m
  • Spread 8-20m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Corymbia citriodora
  • Common Name Lemon Scented Gum
  • Origin Qld
  • Habit Erect, Spreading
  • Landscape Coastal footslopes, 2nd line coast, Plains, Watercourse, Footslopes, Hills
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Cream
  • Flowering Time Winter, Spring
  • Foliage Light-green
  • Flower Type Eucalypt-type
  • Purpose Ornamental, Ornamental
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Trunk Smooth
  • Form Tall Tree (Usually exceeds 10m)