Backhousia citriodora 'Lemon Scented Myrtle'
Very attractive specimen tree or shrub that provides good shade. Can be clipped to form a neat hedge. Flowers attract butterflies and other beneficial insects.
|Common Name||Lemon Scented Myrtle|
|Botanical Name||Backhousia citriodora|
|Position||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Height||Prune for 2m. Unpruned to 4m|
|Width||Prune for 1m. Unpruned to 3m|
|Spacing||4 - 8m|
|Foliage Colour||Green, Red|
|Cold Tolerance||Provide frost & hot protection when young|
|Hates||Full sun in hot conditions|
|Swane's Says||This native is suitable as a feature tree or cropped hedge. A favourite planting in new developments and council verges.|
An evergreen medium shrub or small, bushy tree with dark green, strongly lemon-scented leaves. New growth is often red.An Australian native plant that blooms with profuse clusters of small creamy white flowers at the end of the branches in Summer.