Darwinia citriodora
Lemon-scented Myrtle

Uses: Highly ornamental feature shrub for verges, parks and reserves. Plant in groups of three or more for effect in an understorey location or as barrier or wind-break. Prefers well-drained soils.
Recommended for its flowers and lemon scented foliage.
Attracts native birds and bees.
Note: This species is provisionally classified schedule 1, Regulation 24.2 under the Sewerage Act. Written approval is required prior to planting in streets or roads. It should not be planted closer than two metres to any sewer main or connection.

  • Height 0.5-1m
  • Spread 0.6-1.5m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Myrtaceae
  • Botanical Name Darwinia citriodora
  • Common Name Lemon-scented Myrtle
  • Origin WA
  • Habit Erect to spreading
  • Landscape 2nd line coast, Coastal footslopes, Plains
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Neutral
  • Tolerates Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Moderate
  • Flower Colour Green, Red, Orange
  • Flowering Time Summer, Winter
  • Flower Type Pendulous
  • Purpose Habitat, Ornamental, Erosion
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Low shrub (Up to 1.2m)