Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lemon Eucalyptus

Corymbia citriodora is the botanical name of what is known more commonly as lemon-scented gum, blue spotted gum and lemon Eucalyptus. It however may be referred to as Eucalyptus citriodora. Its common name comes from the lemon smelling crown. Its bark is smooth and pale, with uniform or slightly mottled bark that is white to coppery in summer.

Lemon Eucalyptus is known to be drought and frost tolerant, but also tolerates salt-laden coastal winds. If fire damages this plant, it will regenerate its foliage. Growing a lemon Eucalyptus is possible in containers, but being a tree pruning of branches and roots will be a need. Full sun and well-drained soil shall be needed. Fertilizing isn’t a must for this specific plant as it naturally occurs in nutrient poor soils, where it can grow in soils ranging from sand to clay.

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