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Lemon Eucalyptus Seeds - Evergreen Tree Seeds
Eucalyptus citriodora / Corymbia citrodora


Life Cycle:  Evergreen
Height:   60-90 ft   (3-4 ft if container-bound)
Max Diameter:   20-25 ft
USDA Zone:   6-11
Light:   Full Sun / Partial Sun


* Common Names = Lemon Eucalyptus / Spotted Gum / Citron Scented Gum / Blue-Spotted Gum
* Tall, slender, broadleaf evergreen tree that is native to Australia, where it is used for structural timber
* Displays smooth, gray bark and narrow 7-inch-long yellow-green lemon-scented leaves.
* Sometimes grown as an annual from seed - rapidly reaching 6-8' tall in just one growing season.
* The essential oil of the Corymbia citriodora mainly consists of about 80-90% citronella, used in perfumery, potpourri, and as an insect repellent.
* Aboriginal traditions use very small amounts of oil from the leaves to relieve coughs, colds, sore throats, and as an antibacterial.
* Can grow in a container as an indoor or outdoor ornamental plant.
* Drought-tolerant and does well in poor soil.
* Not suitable for cold, windy climates.


Growing Recommendations:
1.  Surface-sow seeds in shallow pots with moistened seed-starting mix. Spritz with water to settle into soil.
2.  Place in warm indirect sunlight and keep soil moist. Germination will occur in 7-21 days. 
3.  Transplant into bigger pots as needed-- Trees will remain under 4 ft if container-bound. Grow indoors near a sunny window, or move outdoors after last frost as a mosquito-repelling patio ornament.

Lemon Eucalyptus Seeds - Corymbia citriodora

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