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Lemon Scented Gum
Seed in Chaff
Stock: Out Of Stock
SKU Code: E 4-10g
Characteristics: Tree 24-40 m spread 7 m
Seed per packet: Approx. 15
Seed per gram: Approx. 100
A tall straight trunk with smooth pinkish cream bark peeling off in thin irregular scales or patches and becoming mottled, exposing a whitish or faintly bluish inner layer with powdery surfaces appearing dimpled.
Typically a graceful crown of drooping foliage with leaves strongly lemon-scented, flower buds in groups of 3-5 that open to a whitish flower in winter and spring.
Leaves have a strong lemony scent when crushed and yield lemon-scented Citronellal oil.
One of Australia's most recognisable trees can often be seen in Botanical gardens and in avenues.
Native to southern Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Prefers deep sandy moist well-drained soil in a protected sunny position, drought resistant.
Note: Corymbia citriodora is one of around 80 eucalypts that were transferred in 1995 from the genus Eucalyptus to the newly created genus Corymbia. The species was formerly known as Eucalyptus citriodora.
Best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum temperature for germination is around 18-22°C
Sow seed in a seed-raising mix just below the surface.
Water with a fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
Germination generally occurs in around 10-28 days.
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