Backhousea citriodora

Lemon-scented Myrtle

Like Corymbia, Backhousea releases a fragrant lemon scent when crushed. It is a pretty tree that produces small white lemon-scented flowers from late spring to summer. They prefer a subtropical environment, being native to Queensland rain forests.

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Common Name Lemon-scented Myrtle
Foliage Evergreen 273
Form Oval 118
Mature Size 8m x 4m
Family Myrtaceae 133
Genus Backhousea 1
Species Citriodora 7
Makes a useful shade tree and can be used for hedging or screening where the strong lemony scented leaves makes trimming a sensory pleasure. Can be grown in coastal areas.
Position & Soil
This tree will tolerate most soils types but prefers humus rich soils with some moisture. Prune to shape if required.
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Based in Melbourne, Australia, our trucks deliver into Melbourne and its greater metropolitan area. We utilise green life freight companies to deliver beyond that point into country Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. We have certification ICA42 for the treatment of Myrtaceae stock delivered into South Australia. Due to quarantine restrictions we are unable to deliver into Western Australia and Tasmania. International delivery is not offered.

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