LEMON SCENTED GUM (EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA)
Common Name(s): Lemon-Scented Gum, Lemon Eucalyptus, spotted gum, Spotted Irongum, Eucalyptus maculata, Corymbia citriodora, Eucalyptus citriodora, Corymbia henryi, Eucalyptus henryi
Scientific Name: Corymbia citriodora (syn. Eucalyptus citriodora)
Distribution: Eastern Australia,
Janka Hardness: 1,910
Color/Appearance: The heartwood ranges from light brown through to dark red-brown hues. Sapwood is usually white to light brown in color.
Grain/Texture: The presence of a wavy grain can produce an attractive fiddle-back figure
Workability: The wood has a slightly greasy feel, a characteristic that aids machining and boring
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: Spotted gum is used in engineering applications such as wharf and bridge construction, railway sleepers, cross-arms and mining timbers. It is suitable for a range of building applications, such as posts and poles, framing, flooring, lining, decking and cladding. It has a high degree of natural durability and strength, making it an ideal timber for a variety of structural, exterior and interior applications. Architects and designers throughout the world value spotted gum timbers for their back-sawn grain structure, attractive markings and vibrant color palette.