Backhousia citriodora - lemon myrtle
Hardy, native, fluffy white flowers, lemon-scented foliage - it's easy to see why this tree is so popular. Best in subtropical or warm climates with regular rainfall, though these trees will come through a light frost once mature. Traditionally used to make a citrus tea from the leaves.
Note : in the winter months you may see slight colour change on some of the leaves; this is a natural response to the cold and does not affect the health of your plant
Backhousia citriodora - lemon scented myrtleAPPEARANCE : Fresh lemon scented foliage with small fluffy white flowers in clusters. Grows as a tree in subtropical climates, and a shrub in cooler ones. These plants are seed-grown.
USE FOR : Beautiful in native gardens to attract bird-life. Suitable for large containers when pruned regularly.
LOCATION : This native shrub is best grown in full sun. Plant in free draining soil rich in organic matter. Prefers a sheltered position in the garden.Tolerates light frost. A potting mix rich with peat moss or humus is ideal.
CARE : Mulch and water well, prune and fertilise after flowering to promote compact growth. Water well during dry conditions. Easy to maintain.
HEIGHT & WIDTH : 2-8m H x 4-6m W in sunny garden sites. May reach up to 20 metres in its natural shady habitat.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery
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