Common name: Lemon Myrtle
Botanical name: Backhousia Citriodora Lemon Myrtle
Backhousia Citriodora is a medium growing, small feature or screening native tree to approx. 2-4 meters. They have lovely lemon scented leaves and masses of fragrant creamy white flowers through mid to late summer. Grows well in full sun to part shade attracting birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Lemon Myrtle is used for its leaf for tea and cooking, and for its valuable essential oil. Lemon Myrtle has been found to contain vitamins and impressive amounts of the minerals. It is also known for its anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-oxidant properties.