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Backhousia citriodora Lemon Myrtle

Known for its strongly scented leaves, this native is a well known bushfood and native herbs. It is found growing naturally along the Queensland coastline.  Growing up to 6-8m tall, this tree makes a fantastic ornamental plant with its beautiful glossy leaves and fluffy white flowers. The tree flowers in clusters covering the plant from summer to autumn. 

​Uses

The leaves can be used to extract essential oils, and were traditionally used both in cooking and as a healing plant, as it contains antimicrobial properties. It is considered a cleaner and sweeter aroma than other lemongrass.

Position & soil

Lemon myrtle prefers to grow in a subtropical climate with plenty of sun, and well-drained soil. The mature plant is tolerant of some frost.

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