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Corymbia citriodora (Lemon Scented gum).

Corymbia citriodora (Lemon Scented gum)

 

Corymbia citriodora (syn. Eucalyptus citriodora) is the tree that produces lemon eucalyptus oil or lemon scented eucalyptus oil (citronella).

As with most Eucalypts this is a tough drought tolerant tree that grows well in areas such as California.

Corymbia citriodora (Lemon Scented Gum) is well suited for use as a street tree or as an ornamental feature tree in a larger garden. The oil is extracted from the leaves to be used as an insect repellent.

Small white flowers in winter are not a major feature., however the smooth mottled trunks, pink and gray bark are very attractive.

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Where to buy

Varieties are available for sale from the following nurseries

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANTS NURSERY - Tel: (800) 701 6517 Tel: (805) 649 3362
9040 North Ventura Avenue Ventura California 93001