Lemon Myrtle ( Backhousia citridora) – 90mm pots (Orchard Size)
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Lemon Myrtle ( Backhousia citriodora)…. An unique native plant that can be grown in most areas of Australia.
Lemon Myrtle a beautiful scented evergreen tree that produces masses of fragrant cream flowers in Summer. It can be used as a screen, hedge or feature tree and is suitable for most gardens and courtyards. It can grow to a height of between 6 to 8 m but can be kept to 2 to 3m with periodic pruning. It is native to sub-tropical Queensland but it will grow reasonably well in cooler areas if heavy frosts can be avoided.
The fresh leaves have a sensational lemon/lime fragrance that have many culinary uses and can be used as substitute for lime leaves and lemon juice. Oil from the leaves is used to add a fragrant delight to soaps, body lotions and scented candles. In commercial plantations the harvested leaves are dried for leaf spice, or distilled for the essential oil. The foliage is used in the florist trade as fillers in cut-flower arrangements.
It prefers a warm sheltered spot, but tolerates full sun or part shade. Although it likes to be kept well watered, it does prefer a well-drained soil.
Please note we cannot send trees to WA or NT due to state quarantine restrictions.
We only send trees early in the week to help ensure they arrive at their destination before the weekend.
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