- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 8 - 10
- Height: 36 - 48 inches if container bound
- Bloom Season: Spring
- Bloom Color: White
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.5 - 7.5
- Temperature: 60 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 84 - 98 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Press into soil and cover lightly with sand
- Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Care & Maintenance: See: Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Citriodora Lemon Bush) - This aromatic Lemon Bush starts readily from Eucalyptus seed. When grown in a container, it only reaches 36 - 48 inches tall. Nothing else looks or smells like Eucalyptus, and now, no matter where you live, you can grow this lovely Australian native from seed in your own home! This Lemon Scented Gum is a dwarf variety, and it produces sword-shaped gray-green leaves, tiny white blooms, and a bit of red fall foliage change. For growing indoors, find a nice container and grow Lemon Bush from seed in a bright window. Lemon Bush can also be grown outdoors, but bring it in before the first frost to winter it indoors.
Eucalyptus Citriodora Lemon Bush has good branching and plenty of that wonderful citrus-spice fragrance. It is actually an herb, and its 3-inch leaves are bold and dramatic indoors, and the white summer blooms add another interesting dimension to this versatile plant. Sow Eucalyptus seed indoors into a starter tray. Press the flower seed into the soil and cover lightly with sand. Keep the seeds moist by watering from underneath. Once the seedling is 4 - 5 inches tall, transplant it into container. Use a 1 - 2 gallon container with potting mix with the appropriate amount of granular 5-10-10 fertilizer with micronutrients.