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Plant Guide

Darwinia citriodora


Pronunciation: dar-WIN-ee-uh sit-ree-oh-DORE-uh
Family: Myrtaceae
Common Name: Lemon Scented Myrtle
Plant Type:
  • trees, shrubs

Height to: 72"
Width to: 8'
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 70 to 60ºF ZONE 13
  • 80 to 70ºF ZONE 14

Bloom Description: Lemon Scented Myrtle (Darwinia citriodora) bear pendent to erect flowerheads, 1-1 1/4" across, with prominent, bell shaped, orange, red and green outer bracts.
Bloom Season:
  • mid spring
  • late spring

Sun Exposure:
  • full sun

Soil Type: Lemon Scented Myrtle (Darwinia citriodora) prefer well drained, humus rich, sandy soil.
Pests and Diseases: Lemon Scented Myrtle (Darwinia citriodora) is susceptible to scale insects.

Propagation: sow Lemon Scented Myrtle (Darwinia citriodora) seed at not less then 61ºF/16ºC in spring. Root semi ripe cuttings in summer, with bottom heat. Layer in spring.
Native to: Lemon Scented Myrtle (Darwinia citriodora) is native to Western Australia
Notes:

Lemon Scented Myrtle (Darwinia citriodora) is an erect to spreading, bushy shrub with narrowly ovate to lance shaped, lemon scented, gray-green leaves, 1/2-3/4" long, sometimes heart shaped at the bases, with slightly recurved margins.

Care: In growing season, water moderately, applying a low nitrogen liquid fertilizer monthly; keep just moist in winter. Top dress or pot on in spring.


USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12

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