Undoubtedly the most popular of Australia’s native herbs, Lemon Myrtle’s fresh tangy leaves may be used in teas, syrups, glazes, cakes, biscuits, dressings, sauces, ice creams, dips and meat dishes. Essential oil distilled from the leaves has a refreshing lemony scent, and has been found to have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
Harvesting is simple. Just pluck fresh leaves as needed, removing no more than one-third of the plant at a time. When crushed, leaves should have a distinctively pleasant lemon- lime scent.
Plant in a sunny spot with well drained soil and feed and water regularly during the warmer months to give plenty of shoots. A rainforest tree from north NSW and south Queensland. Can take light frosts, but foliage will be damaged.
Form: Tree to 15 Metres High
Soil/Conditions: Adaptable / Well-Drained
Description: Dense Pyramidal Habit, Evergreen Perennial, Dark Green leaves to 10 cm long, White flowers to 6 mm in dense clusters in Summer Brown tiny fruit. Can be used as a Hedge.
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