Backhousia citriodora (Lemon Myrtle)

Grow this ornamental evergreen in a pot and enjoy its lovely scent and creamy white flowers outside in the summer months and in a conservatory over the winter. More
1 x 9cm plant, for autumn planting 200635-1 £10.50 In stock
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1 x 9cm plant, for spring planting 511442-1 £9.95 Delivery early May
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3 x 9cm plants, for spring planting 511442-3 £26.95 Delivery early May
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More Details

Grow this ornamental evergreen in a pot and enjoy its lovely scent and creamy white flowers outside in the summer months and in a conservatory over the winter.

It has a bushy habit and the lemon-scented leaves can be used to make teas or as a flavouring in recipes.

Genus Backhousia
Group/Species citriodora
Type Evergreen Shrub
Common Name Lemon Myrtle
Border Position Container, Indoor
Soil Type Acid, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing 1.2m (4ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant into a pot that can be moved indoors through the winter or grow it in a conservatory or greenhouse.
Care Tips Although not hardy (needs a minimum overnight temperature of +5c) this plant works well as a container plant on the patio over summer or inside a conservatory for the rest of the year.
Flowering July - September
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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