Backhousia Citriodora – Lemon Myrtle (AN)


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  • 10 seeds – the seed is on the flower (on the stem)
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  • Australian native tree
  • Common name: Lemon myrtle
  • Family: Myrtaceae
  • Genus: Backhousia
  • Leaves have a lemon fragrant oil
  • Leaves are used for culinary use eg food flavouring and tea, household products and medicinal uses¬†
  • Small tree, can grow up to six metres
  • Can be pruned as a screen or hedge
  • Colour: Flowers are white. Fluffy in appearance. Dark green leaves.
  • Rainforest tree – likes warm a climate and rich soil
  • If grown in a pot, indoors or outdoors, it likes some sun and moist soil
  • Climate: Tropical
  • Planting Time: 8 Weeks
  • Soil Type: Organic matter, Peat and Perlite, Nutrient rich soil
  • Season of Interest: Autumn, Summer
  • Soil pH: Neutral
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Watering: Medium
  • Sunlight: Full Sun, Medium Sun
  • Features: Evergreen, Flowering, Medicinal
  • Cultivating Difficulty: Easy

Backhousia citriodora seed propagation

  • The best time to plant is spring but if you have a greenhouse or heat mat, you could try it in winter.
  1. Soak seeds in water for 24 hours.
  2. Place seeds in a sterile seed-raising mix.
  3. Likes well-draining soil so you could add some sand, small stones, bark or vermiculite to the mix.
  4. Place seeds just under the soil and keep moist but not soaked.
  5. Place pot in a warm position.


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