Growing and Saving the Seed Of Eucalyptus
Latin name Corymbia citriodora is an a tall tree in the Myrtle family and is often grown as an annual. The lemon-scented gum and other eucalyptus are frost tender and grown as annual foliage plants in the north. They are excellent for floral arranging or planting as a heavily lemon-scented small shrub.
Native to tropical and temperate regions of northern Australia, the eucalyptus is a heavenly scented plant. The fragrance and bug repellent industries have long used the essential oil of this plant.
- Essential oil used for repelling bugs
- Floral arrangements
- Foliage plant
- Seeds germinate in 14-28 days.
- Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost date, transplant out after frost has passed.
- Surface sow and lightly press into soil, covering lightly with soil.
- Ideal germination temperature is 65 -75 F.
- Plants prefer full sun.
- Provide well-drained soil.
- Space plants 10- 12 inches apart.
- A drought-tolerant plant.
- This plant has no serious disease or insect issues.
- Will produce small white flowers and seed capsules.
- To save seeds, simply pluck the dried capsules and store them in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.