Lemon-Scented Gum Tree - Eucalyptus Citriodora - 20 Seeds
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The lemon-scented gum has an entirely smooth trunk that varies in color from powdery white to coppery pink and pale yellow. While older layers of thin bark are being shed, the trunk can become multicolored and mottled. When crushed, the bright green, narrow leaves smell of citronella and lemons, and oil distilled from them is used in perfume manufacturing. Before 1995, the 100 or so species of Corymbia were treated as members of the closely related genus Eucalyptus. Taxonomic studies using molecular biology helped scientists realize that the lemon-scented gum and its close relatives are more closely related to Angophora trees than they are to Eucalyptus. This finding warranted placement in their own genus.
Eucalyptus is an enormous and fascinating genus
It comprises over 700 species and accounts for more than two-thirds of Australia s vegetation
Eucalyptus ought to be planted outside when they are between 8 - 14 inches in height