DESCRIPTION: This versatile plant is grown for its outstanding creamy-white flower display in summer. The dark green leaves are often red when young and emit brilliant, citrus aroma. A slow growing, attractive tree or bushy shrub.
|One of sixteen Lemon Ironwood that are planted in an arc around a fire circle|
The tag explained that the tree can grow in height to 10 metres with a mature width of 5 metres. At an age of three years the tress had not yet reached a height of 1.6 metres. They were planted in full sun, in sandy, well-drained soil. Adjacent Davidson Plum trees were clearly burnt by the sun exposure.
I was fortunate to have someone harvest leaves for me. These leaves were immediately set to dry for later processing into a crushed form.
|Dried Lemon Myrtle leaves|
If you intent to view the trees please be mindful that it is inclosed land and that you therefore need permission to access.