COMMON NAME: LEMON SCENTED MYRTLE, LEMON IRONWOOD, SWEET VERBENA
Pot Size: 40cm / 400mm / 16″ – Over 1.8m Tall
Backhousia citridora is a medium-sized shrub or tree growing to 8m tall with a low-branching habit and is known by several names including Lemon Ironwood, Lemon-scented Myrtle and Sweet Verbena Tree. Often in cultivation small branches take root where they touch the ground. These branches are easily severed and replanted.
The leaves of the Backhousia citriodora are a fresh green colour and strongly lemon-scented. They are attractively veined and oval or lance-shaped in outline, 50 -100 mm long with slightly toothed margins and a pointed apex. The young foliage is reddish and the young shoots and undersides of the leaves are often hairy.
The very attractive white flowers are numerous and produced in long-stalked clusters.
If you live outside of Sydney, please enquire first before purchasing this plant. We only supply smaller plants (15cm pot size or smaller) outside of Sydney, but if the quantity purchase is large enough we can price you on the freight. Thank you for your understanding.
Position: Full sun to part shade
Type: Hedge / Feature