Eucalyptus Corymbia Citriodora


General characteristics:

Hardy:Medium to -8°C
Soil:Prefers  light loamy soils.
Growth:Fast, up to 2m per year
Height:Up to 40m if left to grow.
Biomass:Not generally grown for firewood.
Flowering:Small white flowers from early spring to late autumn.

Common names

Also known as; Lemon scented gum or Spotted gum

Eucalyptus Citriodora is native to North Eastern Australia where it grows from the coastal dunes inland to the lower reaches of the mountains regions.

The scent when you crush up the leaves of this heavily scented Eucalypt is phenomenal 😮 it really does smell like lemon !

I often get asked if Eucalyptus are poisonous to livestock, the photo below should answer that question. Indeed Eucalyptus are often planted as shade and shelter for livestock 😉

Original photo on Flickr by Forest and Kim Starr

Eucalyptus Corymbia citriodora livestock

Sought after for its constructional timber and also by bee keepers for its long flowering season.

Original photo on Flickr by Daniel Arrhakis

Eucalyptus Corymbia Citriodora flowers

Sought after for its constructional timber and also by bee keepers for its long flowering season.