Lemon MyrtleBackhousia citriadora
Lemon Myrtle as a feature plant in the main street at Kyogle NSW Australia
$17.90 ($17.90-$19.75 choose a size)
Specifications of Lemon Myrtle
Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones
Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m
Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes
Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA, WA
Suitability in Pots Yes
Water Requirements Moderate Watering
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years
Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)
Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage
Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)
Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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Warning This species is susceptible to Myrtle Rust. It has been observed in the field with moderate to severe damage and will require ongoing treatment to control the rust.
Customer Tips & Reviews Lemon Myrtle
Have bought over 20 from Daley's know and couldn't be happier, iam up in remote FNQ, the soils quite poor but they are all thriving, can't wait to get some more in
My potted lemon Myrtle that I purchased from Daleys last year has already reached a height of 1700 x 900 wide . Such a magnificient tree and has grown so quickly . Buds are beginning to form for a second time . So happy with this beautiful tree .
I make a custard by soaking the leaves in milk or drying and grinding the leaves then put in custard...
The Royal Family always have a sprig of myrtle in their wedding bouquets
New growing tips, say first 4 leaves, as a flavouring in kombucha along with pieces of your favourite berry, ginger and thyme.Adjust amounts to suit taste.
FOREST LAKE, QLD, Australia
fast growing, used for cheesecake, biscuits and teas and had medicinal purposes
Grind the leaves up (2 tbsp) and add to cheesecake, Devine
Looks very promising, but a lack of sun, watering and attention has caused it to grow slowly. Very beautiful even when so small, the leaves turning from almost furry to very glossy over time.
Mt Gipps, Qld
Easy to grow and useful for tea, cordial ,flavouring. It fits into a bush garden very well and looks attractive
A mosquito repellent as I discovered browsing on the web! Which is why I'm delighted to find it here :)
MANLY WEST, QLD, Australia
Height 4 mts (20/11/2012) I have used the leaves to make lemonade ice block s for the kids . Infuse some in boiling water and then discard the leaves then freeze it .
This is a stunning tree. The growth this season has been very fast, despite regular harvesting of the leaves for cooking and tea. Very low maintenance and extremely hardy.
MOUNT ISA, qld, australia
It is such a delicious and refreshing tea made from the leaves. It flowered for the 1st time in Nov2010 and was truly a lovely sight
Lemon Myrtle Panacotta (dessert) - to die for. Subtle flavour and I was surprised by how much flavour I got out of the leaves by just a few minutes over the heat. I thought I was going to have to grind them. Definitely try it!!
Cleveland, Qld, Aus
Love the perfume of the leaves and the wonderful state of the leaves
Bardon, Qld, Australia
I absolutely love the smell of the leaves when crushed. This plant demands more water than I give it, and always looks slightly wilted, but I did plant it on thery poor soil and is competing with another tree.
Hornsby, NSW, Australia
I love the smell of the leaves when crushed. I use them dried in cooking and add to tea. Better flavour than lemons. Lovely when it flowers in autumn. Stands up to weather extremes. Pest free.
cedar pocket, qld, australia
taste, scent, lovely flowers
Wagga Wagga, NSW
Use dried leaves in curries in leau of Lemon Grass, a zesty taste to die for!!
A lady told me that she puts a handful of leaves under her ironing board cover to give a fresh lift to clothes. I use a hand-towel between the layers though as I worry about any oils that may seep through.
Keperra, QLD, Australia
Planted in the back corner of the yard in a fairly dry, medium to low sun, dry soil position and left mostly to its own devices. Slow grower but coming along strong now. Great smell and flavour for any bay leaf x lemon dishes I cook - especially BBQ ba...
Lemon myrtle in home made pasta is divine.
One mature leaf plus good sprig of parsely into a small teapot or mug, makes a good quick cuppa the healthiest type
Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia
Dont know why it died, I put it in a large pot in a sunny spot, maybe just not suited to pots.
Nabiac, NSW, Australia
Has toughed out waterlogging and still going well. Smells divine, a real heart starter.