Used as an essential oil in toiletries, this tender aromatic native of Eastern Australia has strong antibacterial properties and can be made into a strong tea.
- Unusual herb to grow
- Can be used for tea
- Anti-bacterial properties
The leaves of this large shrub are deeply lemon scented and the extracted oil is a strong insect repellent and bactericide. It is used in commercial cosmetic preparations, toiletries and as a masking agent. It isn’t a hardy plant and need somewhere warm to reside in the winter.
- Height: 150cm+
- Type: Tender
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: Unlikely in UK
In its native country, this lovely lemon scented shrub will withstand some frosts, but it won't survive outside in the UK over winter as our frosts are accompanied by months without enough daylight and endless weeks of wet weather too. In the summer it soaks up all the sunshine you can throw at it, but needs protection from November onwards. Depending where you are in the country a cold greenhouse may be enough if the winter isn't too cold and it may suffer a bit of tip scorching, otherwise it will need a inside a conservatory or sunny patio door. As it can grow quite large it is unlikely to fit on a windowsill after a couple of years.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.