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Backhousia citriodora (Lemon Scented Myrtle)

Backhousia citriodora (Lemon Scented Myrtle)

SPECIES: Backhousia citriodora (Lemon Scented Myrtle)

Backhousia citriodora

 

Lemon Scented Myrtle

Backhousia citriodora    






DIMENSIONS: 9m high x 6m spread (Can reach 20m in rainforest) 
ORIGIN: South Eastern Queensland (Sub-Tropical Rainforest)
SOIL TYPE: Suits most soil types. Prefers moist, well drained soil semi-shade.
ASPECT: Sunny position (cool areas) or partial sunlight. Slightly frost-tender when young.
TOLERANCE: Tolerates full sun in cool areas.
EVERGREEN/DECIDUOUS:         Evergreen                                                                    
USES: Can be grown for its profuse floral display, as a screening plant, small courtyard areas or simply used as a feature specimen. It is one of the most useful of the Australian herbs, being used in cuisine and as a healing plant.
DESCRIPTION: The stem is erect widely spreading crown and branches reaching to the ground. The leaves are a fresh green colour and strongly lemon scented. Young foliage is reddish. The flowers are very attractive, white and are produced on long stalked clusters. The fruit is a nut like capsule.