Eucalyptus Citriodora

Lemon-Scented Gum
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

60-100′ x 15-45′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attractive Bark, Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Drought Resistant, Coastal Conditions

Container Sizes

#5

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

8-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9-11

Eucalyptus Citriodora native to Australia is a lemon-scented gum tree. It grows as a tall slender broadleaf evergreen tree. It can reach 60-100 ft. tall in its native habitat. Notable features are smooth gray bark and narrow pointed yellowish-green leaves that are lemon-scented. Small white flowers rarely appear on young trees. Seedlings can grow rapidly to 6-8’ tall in one season. The tree shape is spreading with high arching branches at maturity. Eucalyptus Citriodora likes full sun medium moisture and in well-drained soils. It tolerates drought well.

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