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Lemon scented myrtle Backhousia citriodora

Lemon scented myrtle

Backhousia citriodora

Buy Lemon scented myrtle

Australian native shrub to medium sized tree grown for profuse floral display and highly aromatic leaves.

FEATURES: Long, narrow, light green, strongly lemon scented leaves. New leaves are red. Clusters of cream-white flowers in Summer and Autumn. Trees in rainforest areas can grow to 20m tall.

CONDITIONS: Suits most soil types. Prefers moist, well drained soil in semi-shade. Tolerates full sun in cool areas.

FOR BEST RESULTS: Protect trees from Backhousia citriodora Lemon-Scented Myrtlefrosts and strong winds. Fertilise during the growing season. Water well during Summer.


• great feature specimen

• ideal for mixed shrub beds and borders

• plant in groups to form a hedge or windbreak

• use in cooking wherever lemon flavour required.

See also: Forestry Tubestock of Lemon Scented Myrtle