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Eucalyptus Lemon Bush

This perennial shrub originating from temperate and tropical north eastern Australia is quick and easy to grow.

It has silvery green leaves shaped like spears which become tinged with red as Autumn arrives. They emit a refreshing spicy lemon aroma, known to be a strong repellent to flies and mosquitoes, making it a useful indoor houseplant or an attractive patio plant. If allowed to grow, the plant can become an impressive tree in a sheltered garden.

As well as its insect repelling qualities, the leaf works magic in the kitchen. Any harshness in the aroma is cooked away to let warm caramel notes through, adding flavour to anything from crisp roast pork to cocktails or in the marinades for sticky BBQ ribs.

Eucalyptus lemon oil is also familiar as a key menthol ingredient in cold and flu remedies – all in all a truly multi-purpose plant!

Properties

The seeds can be sown from February to April and harvested all year round.

There are approximately 18 seeds per packet.

Full growing instructions given on packet.

Price: £1.99

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