Backhousia citriodora Lemon Myrtle

| December 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

Growing Backhousia citriodora in Australia

Backhousia citriodora Lemon Myrtle

Backhousia citriodora which has the common name Lemon Myrtle is part of the Myrtaceae family.

If you have ever wondered how to grow Backhousia citriodora Lemon Myrtle then look no further. Lemon Myrtle are relatively straightforward to grow, but there are a few tricks to growing Backhousia citriodora in Australia. Get these right and you will be laughing.

How big can Backhousia citriodora grow?

Backhousia citriodora Lemon Myrtle can grow to a height between 3 ~ 20 metres and grow to a width of 1 ~ 5 metre. Make sure that you have the right amount of space for your Lemon Myrtle in your chosen planting location.

What colour flowers do Backhousia citriodora have?

Backhousia citriodora Lemon Myrtle have wonderful flowers which can be white, cream. Lemon Myrtle will flower during summer, autumn.

Where should you plant Backhousia citriodora?

Lemon Myrtle thrive in a sunny, light shade, half shade location and are perfect for planting in a low maintenance garden, container growing, coastal garden, drought resistant. They thrive in the following climate zones sub-tropical, warm temperate.

Lemon Myrtle can be planted in a variety of soil types such as sandy, clay, loamy, sandy loam, clay loam, poor soil. They can handle a variety of Ph level including acid, neutral. Lemon Myrtle likes it’s soil soil moisture levels to be dry, well-drained, moist moderate drainage.”

Are Backhousia citriodora perennial?

Yes, Backhousia citriodora Lemon Myrtle are perennial. A perennial plant is a plant that lives more than two years. The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals and biennials.

Are Backhousia citriodora frost tolerant?

Yes, Backhousia citriodora tolerates light frost.

How to propagate Backhousia citriodora

The best way to propagate Backhousia citriodora is by seed, softwood cutting, semihardwood cutting, layering.

What are Backhousia citriodora used for?

Backhousia citriodora Lemon Myrtle can be used as a hedge, screen, fragrant. Other special uses for Backhousia citriodora Lemon Myrtle include being used edible, tea, fragrant oils, erosion control, honey producing plant, pollution tolerant, playground friendly. Lemon Myrtle are great at attracting wildlife such as bees, nectar eating birds, butterflies, other insects.

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