Whilst the foliage of this Australian native can be used fresh or dried in myriad dishes, this should not detract from the ornamental value of this dense evergreen shrub/small tree. Growing to 7m in its native habitat, plants are easily maintained at around 3m in most gardens. The summer flowers also attract birds and beneficial pollinators to the garden. And did we mention the flavour of the leaves? Warm, yet sweet and spicy - a real treat for the garden gourmet.
Growing well in most soils and Australian climates, plant in full sun or part shade and water regularly during long periods without rainfall. A rainforest tree, a little irrigation during hot dry summers will keep plants active and healthy. To harvest the foliage, select young soft growth for maximum flavour.