Gum tree

Schoolyard Lemon-scented Gum

The Lemon-scented Gum (Eucalyptus citriodora) is a tall handsome tree with smooth white bark. A native of coastal Queensland, it thrives when planted in larger gardens in Manilla. It contrasts with the local White Box trees (Eucalyptus albens) which have rough grey bark and crooked trunks (See photo: “White Box at Sunset”). Of 500 species of Eucalyptus, only two species have lemon-scented leaves (E. citriodora and E. staigerana).

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