Backhousia Citriodora - Lemon Ironwood - Lemon Myrtle.
This is one of those plants that's a pleasure to have in the garden with its wonderful pungent lemon fragrance. The fluffy white flowers occur through summer and autumn and emit a delightful lemon perfume in the evenings. The leaves are also highly fragrant when crushed and are used commercially to extract the lemon flavour. The leaves contain high amounts of citral and can be used to flavour a wide variety of foods such as soups, desserts, breads, fish recipes and teas. It's a small tree or shrub growing to between 3 and 8 metres high and useful for screening or as a street tree. Originating in Queensland, the Lemon Myrtle prefers a rich soil with ample water and will perform well in most areas with minimal frosts. The shiny foliage and fine white flowers make this a wonderful tree to use as a feature with the added benefit of lemon fragrance through your garden.
Remember to buy plants in 4's. You can choose any combination of varieties. As long as you end up with 4 or 8 or 12 etc. Our plant shipper cartons carry 4 plants. Sorry we can't supply 3 or 5 or 11 etc..