Lemon Scented Gum

Lemon Scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora) naturally grows in undulating country in open forest and woodland in several areas in Queensland and as far south as Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. 

An avenue of these trees with interlocking canopies form a majestic avenue into Kings Park and the Western Australian Botanic Garden.

As the name suggests the tree emits a lovely lemon fragrance from its leaves. Not surprisingly it is used in the production of citronella products, and is off course a favourite food source for the Australian Koala.

This tree was planted by Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret during her first royal visit to Western Australia in 1972.

Lemon Scented Gum - Planted 1972
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