Lemon Scented Gum
Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family)
Tan and slender evergreen, broadleaf tree. Fast growth rate;
60 - 100' in height, 20 - 40' spread. The tree shape is spreading with
high arching branches.
Simple leaf, alternate arrangement. Falcate leaf shape, entire margins.
Lemon scented. 3 - 7" long, golden green in color.
Perfect; creamy white in color.
Urn shaped capsules, 3/8 - 1/2" in size. Fruit and flower borne in terminal
Usually straight, single.
Thin bark flaking off in large irregular patches.
Sun; Hardiness: Sunset zones: 8 - 24.
Any, well drained.
Very low water needs once established.
Eucalyptus long horn borer.
Accent, background, right of way, specimen.
Avoid pruning when Eucalyptus long born borers are active, (May - October),
needs staking when young.
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