Backhousia citriodora 'Lemon Myrtle' 40mm TUBESTOCK
Small tree - 3-20m high x 1-5m wide.
Lemon Myrtle - Not only is this plant one of the best bush foods, it is also a beautiful ornamental with its glossy green aromatic leaves and fluffy white flower heads. Whilst it is capable of growing into a small to medium sized tree, it can be kept as a shrub through regular pruning of the growing tips. This also serves to harvest the plant for its culinary uses for flavouring all sorts of dishes. Plant in a sunny spot with well drained soil and feed and water regularly during the warmer months to give yourself plenty of shoots. A rain forest tree from north NSW and south Queensland. Can take light frosts, but foliage will be damaged.
The Native Shop are unable to send any plants in the Myrtacea Family into SA & NT.