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Corymbia citriodora 'Lemon Squash' (Lemon scented gum)

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Helpful articles

Growing Grevilleas. Learn how to grow grevilleas in your garden.

Angus's Top Gum Trees for Gardens. Angus Stewart's list of the best gum trees (Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora) for Australian gardens.

Top plants for hedges and screens. Hedges and screens in gardens create privacy or screen out an unwanted view. Learn about which plants are best for this.

Grevilleas for Cold Climates. Live in a colder part of Australia. These grevilleas for can handle it.

Plant description

corymbia citriodora lemonsquash

corymbia citriodora lemon squash

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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