Cinnamon Myrtle

Backhousia myrtifolia

The fragrant foliage of this native bushfood can be used wherever cinnamon is called for in desserts, curries and even as a calming herbal tea. A compact tree from the rainforests of northern NSW and Queensland which becomes adorned with star shaped clusters of cream flowers in summer. Useful as a hedge or feature tree. Protect from frost while young.

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Cinnamon Myrtle

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.

How to grow

Growng 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.

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