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Backhousia citriodora

Genus Species: Backhousia citriodora

Common / Product Name: Lemon Scented Myrtle


Available Sizes

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.

Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.

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

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