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Australian Native Plants, located in Ventura, CA, is a leader in ornamental trees and shrubs for Mediterranean gardens. Shop the online store or come visit us (by appointment only).
Backhousia citriodora


Medium shrub to small tree with reddish new growth when young and lemon scented green leaves. Profuse creamy-white flowers. Found in the rain-forest in southern Queensland. Generally grows as a bushy shrub in cultivation. Can be used in cooking; soups, fish etc. fresh or dried also as a tea. Excellent as a hedge or screen.


Biological Name: Backhousia citriodora
Common Name: Lemon Scented Myrtle
Family: Myrtaceae
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late Spring-Summer
Height: 9-15'
Width: 6-12'
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Availability ...
1 Gallon: $20.00
2 Gallon: not available
5 Gallon: not available
15 Gallon: not available
Mail Order Plant (online only): $55.00add to cart
Seeds (online only): not available
Propagation Information: Fresh seed but it is often hard to find. Grown by cuttings which is slow to strike.



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Hardenbergia, Acacia, Senna and Casuarinas have nitrogen-fixing nodules on their root systems to help provide nitrogen for other plants close to them?

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