Tree. 40 ft. Sun.
Highly adaptable Australian native tree that prefers sun, alkaline soil, and moderate to dry conditions. Lemon-scented gum can tolerate part shade, slightly acidic soil, and wet conditions. Fragrantly scented leaves emit a lemon scented citronella commonly used in essential oils and perfumery. Essential oil also has traditional medicinal purposes. Proper pruning or growing in a container can control size. USDA Zone 8 to 10.