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'Lemon Myrtle' Seeds

Backhousia citriodora


Organic | Open Pollinated


  • Evergreen shrub/small tree 2 - 8m
  • Fluffy creamy white/lemon flowers
  • Edible, fragrant dark green glossy foliage
  • Bee attracting
  • Useful as a hedge/screen tree or pot speciman


Native to Southeast Queensland, Lemon Myrtle is beautiful, evergreen rainforest shrub/small tree 2 - 8m. Through Spring and Summer this tree produces fluffy creamy white to pale lemon flowers and fragrant, dark green edible leaves, that can be used dried or fresh in cooking and herbal teas. I use the leaves to make a lemon and garlic sauce, which is delicious on grilled fish.

Lemon Myrtle

SKU: 589
Only 8 left in stock
  • Genus Backhousia
    Species Citriodora
    Common name Lemon Myrtle
    Type Half hardy Perennial
    Flower color Creamy white - pale lemon
    Foliage Evergreen; edible
    Perfumed flowers Yes (foliage is fragrant as well)
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