Lemon Bush Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora)
This fragrant tender perennial bush yields sword-shaped, silvery green leaves with a spicy citrus aroma that develop a lovely ruby red tinge in late summer. Used as an insect repellant and valued for its medicinal properties, Lemon Bush Eucalyptus is considered an annual in Zone 7 and under and a perennial in Zones 8-10.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-21 days
- Maturity: 120-150
- Start indoors 10-12 weeks before last frost. Sow thinly in lightweight seed starting mix and cover twice thickness of seed with soil. Keep evenly moist but not soggy. As seedlings appear, expose to light. When large enough to handle transplant to pots. Harden off after last frost and transplant to garden in full sun.
- Reaches 24-36” tall.
- Space plants 12-24” apart.