Lemon Scented Myrtle
Backhousia citriodora
Great small feature tree to five metres. White flowers from summer to autumn. Leaves are lemon scented. Prefers moist, well-drained soil in semi shade. Ideal for hedges or mixed shrub bed.
Width
3 to 5m
Height
5 to 8m
Category
Small Tree
Water Needs
300 to 600mm
Light Needs
Sun
Maintenance
Low
Bore water Tolerance
Unknown
Frost Tolerance
Unknown
Greywater Tolerance
Unknown
Edible
Yes
Perfume
Unknown
Aromatic
Yes
Colours
Flower Colour
White
Foliage Colour
Grey Green
Climate Zones
Dry Subtropical Dry Tropical Humid Subtropical Humid Tropical Temperate
Soil Type
Loam
Soil Additional
Well drained
Abcission (when it makes a mess eg. drops leaves)
Evergreen
Attracts
Bees Butterflies Birds
Image License
"DSC03743 - Backhousia citriodora - Lemon Myrtle" by RaeAllen is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0