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Corymbia citriodora 'Lemon Squash' (Lemon scented gum)

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Plant description

corymbia citriodora lemon squash

corymbia citriodora lemonsquash

Corymbia citriodora 'Lemon Squash' is a compact form of the popular lemon scented gum. It is a small tree, growing to up to 8 metres tall and six metres wide, and retains the lovely smooth grey bark and deliciously lemon scented foliage of it's larger form. A terrific tree for parks, street planting and home gardens, it will form a multi-stemmed trunk with a dense canopy. Would make a good large hedge, windbreak or screen plant. Likes a full sun spot in sandy loam to light clay soils. Drought tolerant.

Further reading: Australian Native Trees and Top Gum Trees for Gardens (articles written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: summer autumn

Scent

The foliage is strongly lemon scented

Plant size

Maximum height: 8 metres
Minimum height: 6 metres

Maximum width: 6 metres
Minimum width: 4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good native fertiliser.

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