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Backhousia citriodora 'Lemon Myrtle' 18cm

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Backhousia citriodora 'Lemon Myrtle'

A native evergreen medium shrub or small, bushy tree with dark green, strongly lemon-scented leaves. Profuse clusters of small creamy white flowers are produced at the end of the branches in summer. 

Lemon Myrtle leaves can be dried and used in a large range of dishes from sweet to savoury. Use as a native replacement for Bay leaves, dried as a tea, ground as a zesty herb for chicken dishes or even as a unique flavour in desserts.

Very attractive specimen tree or shrub the provides good shade. Can be clipped to a form a neat hedge. Flowers attract butterflies and other beneficial insects.

Grows in a sunny to partly shaded position in rich, moist well drained soil. Prefers semi-shade in hot climates. 

Provide protection from frost and hot sun when young. Keep well-watered, especially during dry conditions. Prune to help maintain a compact habit. 

Full sun - Part shade

Garden- Height: 2-4m Width: 3m

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