Lemon Myrtle, plant

$22.00 incl. GST

Usually Available: August to May
Shipping: NOT Western Australia or Tasmania, NOT internationally
Botanical Name: Backhousia citriodora
Propagation Method: cutting
Pot Size: 100mm pot

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Lemon Myrtle plant, Backhousia citriodora, is also known as Sweet Verbean Tree and Lemon Ironwood. Ideal as hedge and windbreak. The aromatic leaves are used as a flavouring for tea and sauces. Rich in Vitamin C. Traditional Aboriginal folk use of the leaves as a remedy for arthritis. Citral, the essential oil, is used in perfume and as a food flavouring. Excellent in pot pouri. Lemon Myrtle plant is a native of Qld and prefers medium to heavy soils in a well drained, protected position. Flowers are white and appear from spring to summer. Drought and frost tender. An evergreen tree, growing to 15m x 5m.