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Products > Darwinia citriodora 'Seaspray'
Darwinia citriodora 'Seaspray' - Lemon-scented Myrtle

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: D. citriodora 'Austraflora Seaspray']
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Darwinia citriodora 'Seaspray' (UCSC) (Lemon-scented Myrtle) - A dense low mounding shrub to 1 to 2 feet tall by 2 to 3 feet wide with aromatic pale green leaves from Western Australia. In winter through spring appear green and orange-red flowers that darken with age. Plant in part sun to dappled shade or in full sun in cooler gardens or where the root zone is shaded. Best in well-drained soils with regular irrigation. Hardy to frost and tolerant of seaside conditions if protected from direct ocean spray. A very durable shrub that tolerates a wide range of conditions. Also marketed in Australia as Darwinia citriodora prostrate and 'Austraflora Seaspray'. Introduced in the United States by the University of California Santa Cruz Koala Blooms Program in fall 2005 as Darwinia citriodora 'Seaspray'. This plant is available from San Marcos Growers, Rosendale Nursery, Suncrest Nursery, Native Sons and Monterey Bay Nursery. 

This information about Darwinia citriodora 'Seaspray' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.