This is a smaller growing eucalyptus or ‘dwarf’ lemon scented gum reaching only 6m or so in height. Corymbia citriodora scentuous (syn Eucalyptus citriodora scentuous) is much more suitable selection for the garden than its larger growing relative, because its grafted onto a smaller growing rootstock.
Masses of creamy white flowers from late winter to summer and the same lemon scented foliage. Attractive grey peeling foliage is an added attraction.
Provide support when planting and water well especially during dry periods for the first year until a good root system is established. Once established this is a drought tolerant hardy tree that requires little maintenance or pruning.
As a small to medium feature tree Corymbia citriodora scentuous is suited for use in larger gardens or parks. Could be used as a street tree or in commercial landscaping such as car parks, shopping centres and industrial estates.
- Height – 6 to 7 meters plus depending on soil and climate.
- Spread – 3 to 4 meters.
- Foliage -Green, narrow and aromatic on hot days as well as when crushed. Leaves darken as they age to deeper green.
- Bark – Mottled pink to grey.
- Flowers – Creamy white in winter to summer depending on climate.
- Position – Full sun.
- Soil – Well drained humus rich.
- Growth rate – Medium to fast.
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