Lemon Myrtle to the Rescue!

Backhousia citriodora The winter selection of bush foods is Backhousia citriodora (Myrtaceae family), commonly called Lemon Myrtle or Lemon Ironwood. A subtropical rainforest tree, naturally from Mackay to Brisbane. They are planted as street trees around Morisset Plaza so obviously they have a broad range of where they are able grow happily. Height: 6-8 m Width: 3-5 m. Low branching habit and clothed in clusters of fluffy, creamy white flowers in Spring. Non-invasive root system. Mature in 3-4 years, depending on site. Can be grown in a pot. Flower/fruit may be eaten as well as leaves. The aroma is a cross between lemon verbena, lemongrass and kaffir lime. Some people describe it as more l

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