Corymbia citriodora – Lemon-scented Gum – native tree

Corymbia citriodora, commonly known as Lemon-scented Gum or Spotted Gum, is a species of tall tree that is endemic to north-eastern Australia. It has smooth white to pink bark, narrow lance-shaped to curved adult leaves, flower buds in groups of three, white flowers and urn-shaped or barrel-shaped fruit. Corymbia citriodora grows on undulating country in open forests and woodlands, on dry ridges and plateaux of coastal sub-tropical Queensland. It is also naturalised further inland in Queensland, as well as in Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.

Uses: Construction with its durable, strong wood. The flowers are rich in nectar and are a good bee crop. 

Dimensions: Height: 20-45 metres |  Width: 5 – 8m

Flowering: Buds usually form within 2 years and flowering follows from mid-winter into spring, flowers having white filaments and cream anthers. Its gum nuts are urn-shaped and its seed is reddish black and glossy. It has bark that is smooth, and can range in colour from white, pink, coppery, red to blue-grey.

Aspect: Prefers full sunlight
Soil type: Prefers well drained soil however can tolerate most soils and grows well with or without moisture.
Planting rates:

Maintenance: Do not disturb the roots once planted out. Water regularly and use slow release native fertiliser during establishment. Trees are prone to drop branches, in public areas trees should be inspected regularly and any decaying branches removed.

Available sizes: 50mm tubes.
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.