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   Genus Species: Backhousia citriodora     Common / Product Name: Lemon Scented Myrtle

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Habit:   MEDIUM TREES (MT)

Available Size:   14cm

Height x Width:   4 - 6m x canopy 2 - 3m

Pruning:   None Light

Frost Tolerance:   Medium

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance:   Medium

Drought Tolerance:   Medium

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Yes

Flowering:  starts: Summer

Flower Colour:   Cream

Irrigation:   Yes requires spring watering for best flowers, water during dry periods.

Lower Temperatures:   Temperatures as low as -3°C for short periods once established. Some frost damage will occur, need to plant in protected areas. Use a product called Envy to protect plants from frost.

Upper Temperatures:   Temperatures in the Mid 30's to Low 40's°C, suited to humidity and temperate climates.

Fertilizing:   Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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