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Backhousia citriodora 'Lemon Myrtle' 14cm

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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. 

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

Rain Forest- Height: 4-10m Width: 3-6m