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Common Name: Lemon Scented Myrtle
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Backhousia citriodora, or the Lemon Scented Myrtle as it can be more commonly called, is a gorgeous evergreen, medium-sized tree. The spectacular foliage is also fragrant, filling your garden with the sweet smell of lemon (as the name suggests), while the unusual leaf form is also an attractive feature. Pretty white flowers bloom in long clusters, and the leaves are a form of 'Aussie Bush Tucker' and used to flavour syrups, jams, sauces, seasonings and can be used to make tea and essential oils.
Growing up to 10 metres tall, it is ideal for use as a tall hedge, screening plant or specimen tree. The compact growth habit and dense leaf form also provide shade, while additionally boasting a non-invasive root structure. While the root structure is compact compared to many other trees its' size, we recommend planting at least 10 metres from buildings.
Wind & frost tolerant when mature. Most well drained soils. Full sun.
This product cannot be sold into South Australia due to quarantine restrictions.
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