Eucalyptus citriodora 'Lemon Bush'Lemon-scented Eucalyptus, Lemon-scented Gum

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
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A quick and easy to grow species

Unusual sword shaped silvery-green foliage

Spicy lemon aroma produced from crushed leaves

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Height Up to 2700cm (1063in)
Spread Up to 1800cm (708.7in)

Hardy Tree

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Full sun

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A quick and easy to grow species with slender stems and unusual sword shaped silvery-green foliage, which becomes tinged with red as autumn approaches. If you crush the foliage it gives off a refreshing spicy lemon aroma which is known to deter mosquitoes, making this ideal for growing as a houseplant indoors or as attractive and beneficial patio feature plant. Height: : 90-150cm (36-60in). When restricted in containers, making it a manageable fragrant house/container plant. If grown naturally in borders could exceed 15m (49ft).

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1 packet (20 eucalyptus seeds) (25873)

Sow any time of year. Sow seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays . The seed needs light to germinate so only give it a light dusting of vermiculite or no covering at all . Seal container inside a polythene bag and keep at a temperature of between 20-25C (70-75F) After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged. Germination can be slow and erratic usually taking 14-90 days.

When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots of good, soil-less compost. Grow on and re-pot into 13cm (5in) pots until the plants are of a good size before planting out. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost.

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Best grown in containers filled with a good quality potting compost for an attractive feature plant either indoors or outside on the patio. Plants grown in containers are best moved into a cool frost-free greenhouse or conservatory to protect them over winter.


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