Lemon-Scented Gum can only be grown as an annual. We recommend growing it in pots to keep it as short as 1m. Due to their shallow roots, they’re not a big fan of root disturbance so, grow them in containers before you set them outside. Have them in their permanent location at a tender age, especially in windy areas to avoid root rock.
Elegant and attractive, Lemon Scented Gum grows to over 40m tall naturally, but typically 20 to 30m domestically. It is tolerant of a range of soils but loves sandy, loamy and well draining soils.
This is a light frost tolerant species.
They’d rather enjoy the glare of the sun than grow in shady spots. Water more in its early age, but be sure to grow it in well draining soils.
The species is drought tolerant when established and doesn’t mind poor soils at all. Water moderately.
At a young age, it prefers moderately moist soil, well drained. As a mature tree, dry is okay.
Use occasional native fertilizer.
Best time to harvest Lemon Scented Gum is between March - May. Harvesting is done by pruning and collecting the terminal branchlets and leaves upto three years. Coppicing is recommended in the fourth year to allow new growth.
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