Genus Species: Backhousia citriodora
Common / Product Name: Lemon Scented Myrtle
Habit: MEDIUM TREES (MT)
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
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.