Lemon Myrtle is a rain forest tree that can grow up to 15m, but is usually a shrub of around 3m. Dense foliage with white heads of flowers. It’s lemon-scented leaves are used as bush tucker. It is also grown commercially for flavouring and oil. Planting info: Moderately hardy in…
Coastal Wattle has masses of yellow rod flowers in spring. Dense shrub or small tree to 5m high. Planting info: Well-drained moist to dry soil in full sun. Good screen and erosion control. Ideal coastal plant. Seed can be roasted and is said to have a nutty chocolatey flavour.
Lemon Scented Gum is a tall slender tree to 25m high. Open crown. Striking smooth powdery white bark and lemon scented narrow leaves. Planting info: Well drained soil, tolerating dryness. Suitable for amenity plantings, shelterbelts and timber production. Leaves are a source of commercially-extracted citronella oil.
Yellow Box is a graceful medium to tall tree, 30-35cm high. Blue-green foliage with white or cream flowers in spring and summer. Planting info: Well-drained soil tolerating dryness. Good shade, shelter, fodder and honey tree. Ornamental.