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Corymbia citriodora

Corymbia citriodora
Lemon Scented Gum   

Comments, Features & Uses:

Tall shaft-like trunk with powdery grey to pinkish smooth and often dimpled bark, peeling annually in curly flakes to expose creamy white surface. Leaves are narrow and have a distinctive lemon smell when crushed. Flowers are creamy-white and appear in Winter and Spring.

Cultivars:

Naturally Occurring:                    

North East NSW from Coffs Harbor and wide distribution throughout QLD in dry sclerophyll forest and woodlands.

Dimensions:     

Parkland/ Large Open Space: 40-50m h x 20-30m w

Moderate Open Space: 30-40m h x 15-20m w

Urban Environment: 25-25m h x 15-20m w

Aspect:

Full sun.

Coastal Tolerance:                

Will tolerate salt laden winds.

Soil Requirements:

Prefers lighter loamy or skeletal soils.

Moisture Requirements:

Fairly drought hardy once established, will not tolerate waterlogged soils.

Temperature Range:

Will tolerate light frost to -2 degrees Celsius once established.

Maintenance and Fertiliser Requirements:


No maintenance required once established.

Pests and Diseases:

Ramularia shoot blight in young trees particularly in areas of high Summer rainfall, is also susceptible to a number of leaf eating insects which once established generally don’t cause terminal damage.

Spacing Guide:

As a specimen tree.

Typical Container Sizes Available:

200mm, 25ltr, 45ltr, 100ltr.

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