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Darwinia Citriodora

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pot size: 14cm
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The leaves are most attractive, colouring during winter with traces of purple-red which accentuate the venation of newer leaves. They are usually rich green, they are arranged nearly opposite in pairs along the stems. The underside of the leaves is distinctively marked with numerous oil glands and when crushing stems or leaves between the fingers a pleasant lemon scent is given off.
Darwinia citriodora, or Lemon-scented Myrtle, is a delightful Australian native plant known for its lemon-scented foliage and delicate appearance. To grow it successfully, plant in well-draining soil in a sunny to partly shaded location. This plant is drought-tolerant once established but benefits from regular watering during dry periods.
Lemon-scented Myrtle can grow up to 2 meters tall and wide, though it is often smaller in cultivation. Prune lightly after flowering to maintain a bushy habit and encourage new growth. It is frost-sensitive, so protect young plants during cold weather. Lemon-scented Myrtle is an excellent choice for gardens across Australia, adding fragrance and charm to the landscape while attracting native birds and insects. 
In Melbourne and Sydney suburbs these are an excellent native shrub to companion plant with smaller Bottlebrush such as the Callistemon Better John or Grevillea lanigera Mt Tamboritha
Darwinia Citriodora is available from Online Plants,Australia's leading e-commerce plant nursery. Located in Melbourne we offer fast, accurate and careful plant delivery to all Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane, metropolitan and regional areas. Our free Garden Design and Consultation service is now available. T & C's apply.