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Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodora

How to sow lemon myrtle: Direct seed indoors, or cuttings

Sun requirement for lemon myrtle: Plant in Partial Sun

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Lemon Myrtle is an evergreen shrub to small tree native to the subtropical rainforests of Australia. The plant can be slow growing, but forms a dense canopy of glossy evergreen leaves and white flowers. It is grown as an ornamental and for it's culinary and medicinal purposes. The crushed leaves have a strong lemon smell, and the essential oil is antimicrobial. Lemon Myrtle is used in indigenous Australian cuisine and herbal medicine.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

Height

500cm

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Lemon Myrtle
Lemon Myrtle
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Scientific names

Backhousia citriodora

Alternate names

lemon myrtle
lemon scented myrtle
lemon scented ironwood
sweet verbena tree
sweet verbena myrtle
lemon scented verbena
lemon scented backhousia

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