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Eucalyptus citriodora

 
Eucalyptus citriodora

Common name lemon gum tree
Family myrtaceae
Life cycle tree (Z8-11)
Flowers white
Size 20'
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil; drought-tolerant

Broadleaf evergreen tree from Australia. Becomes quite tall in its native habitat, and grows fast enough that it can be treated as an annual shrub in colder areas. Here in Houston, it is likely to survive most winters, and may even grow mature enough that we can see its small white flowers and the white bark that develops with age. The leaves are grayish-green, hairy and lance-shaped, and are strongly lemon-scented.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: right fence border

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