Lemon Myrtle

Scientific Name: 
Backhousia citriodora
Family Name: 
Myrtaceae
Place of Origin: 
Australia
Plant Description: 
A pretty little tree with lots of small, creamy flowers in summer
Plant Height: 
3-8m
Plant Width: 
2-3m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Medicinal
Oil
Perfume
Harvest Period: 
All year. Flowers in summer
Of Interest: 
Fresh, dried, seeds and flowers can be used for tea, flavouring for all sorts of dishes, essential oil for cosmetics. Use as a substitue for lemongrass. Bush orchids like growing on the bark
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Shrub
Small Tree
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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