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  • Eucalyptus citriodora - Lemon Scented Gum
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Eucalyptus citriodora - Lemon Scented Gum (50 seeds) (HB248) $3.00

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Eucalyptus citriodora - Lemon Scented Gum

         
 
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Wonderfully fragrant Australian native makes an excellent scented house or container plant. The heavily aromatic leaves of this herb have been used in Aboriginal folk medicine as a powerful antiseptic. We do not recommend taking it internally, as it is somewhat toxic. But it is used by the insect repellent industry for making natural bug repellent. We enjoy growing this herb as an outdoor annual or potted and brought indoors over winter. Hardy from USDA zones 8-10. Sword shaped silver leaves make a top notch foliage for arrangements! Easy to start from seeds and extra drought tolerant.
 
Eucalyptus citriodora - Lemon Scented Gum
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Blue Dragon Green House
Location:
Saipan, pacific, Northern Mariana Islands
Date:
March 30, 2019
          5.0
 
Easy to love
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Amazing smell!!!

What are the cons? Spindly and fragile.

Review:

Growing Citriodora in Saipan in 2018 and 19. Tropical zone 11. Seeds germinated fairly easily, ended up with around 50 out of 72 planted. Have grown to 6 inches slowly over 4 months. Fertilized with Fish Emulsion only. Bugs dont seem to mess with it much, and few have holes eaten in the leaves from some catapillar. The new growth is yellow with tints of purple but turns green within a couple of weeks. The stems are fragile and thin, topping only promotes the last set of nodes to branch, heavy topping would be needed to sculpt in bushy form. Leaf production is somewhat solitary and minimal. The heavy scent permeates the nostrils with intoxicating and invigorating flavor of citrus and lemon.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Garden Nerd
Location:
San Diego, CA, United States
Date:
February 25, 2019
          5.0
 
Backhousia citriodora
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Not a Eucalyptus. Fragrance!

What are the cons? Not easy to germinate.

Review:

Wonderfully fragrant shrub or small tree used since aboriginal times. Common name of Lemon Myrtle also used for the Eucalyptus citriodora, but that really is a large tree and a fire risk here in Ca, albeit beautiful and fragrant. Backhousia citriodora has beautiful white fragrant flower clusters as well as leaves. It is easily managed and typically no more then 20 feet max. Its roots are not invasive and can be grown in containers. Here, few problems and fairly drought tolerant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

24 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Grace
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
November 23, 2018
          5.0
 
LOVE THIS TREE
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Grows fast, Smells amazing!

What are the cons? None

Review:

I love this tree!!! I grow it in a pot. It does grow fast but I cut it back all the time to bring the leaves indoors and then burn them to keep the mosquitoes away.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

44 out of 61 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CT
Location:
Western Australia, Australia
Date:
November 16, 2018
          2.0
 
This is not a herb
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Smell

What are the cons? Not a herb

Review:

This is not a herb! It is a tree from temperate northeastern Australia, and will get to over 40 metres/120 feet tall. They are not frost tender and can cope with some snow. The trees are cultivated for essential oil and structural timber (like roof beams), and can grow up to 2 metres / 6.5 feet per year. Be aware that the Eucalyptus clade are the cause of bushfires like those in California (Google "Victoria Ash Wednesday fires").

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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