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  • Backhousia citriodora
  • Backhousia citriodora
  • Backhousia citriodora
  • Backhousia citriodora
Backhousia citriodora

Backhousia citriodora

Common Name: Lemon Scented Myrtle

Availabilty: In Stock

Evergreen to 10m. Attractive white flowers in long clusters. Spectacular fragrant foliage; medium sized tree, tall hedge, screening plant. Wind & frost tolerant when mature.  Most well drained soils.  Full sun.  The lemon scented foliage and unusual leaf form make this an attractive small tree for most gardens.  Compact growth habit and dense leaf form provide shade - non invasive root structure but keep at least 10m from buildings.

This is a type of Australian "Bush Food" or "Bush Tucker". The leaves of Backhousia citriodora are quite useful, and can be used to flavour syrups, jams, sauces, and seasonings.  The leaves can also be used in the making of tea and essential oils.

This product cannot be sold into South Australia due to quarantine restrictions.

$5.25

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