The Lemon Myrtle – Backhousia citriodora is a great native subtropical / tropical tree or shrub suited to protected areas. In Victoria it may attain a height of approximately 5m and has uses as a small shade tree or screening plant.
The scented evergreen foliage responds well to clipping and like Bay Trees has culinary and medicinal uses.
Large clusters of white flowers are also a feature though spring and summer and have use in honey production.
Backhousia has potential to work in native style gardens or with its lush foliage; blend seamlessly into a more exotic planting palette.
Best in protected positions, Lemon Myrtle will however tolerate light frosts and short periods of drought.
We produce backhousia in 40cm and 70L containers