Cinnamon Myrtle - Backhousia Myrtifolia

Sale price$25.00

Size: 140mm

Pickup available at 40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Usually ready in 2-4 days

Cinnamon Myrtle - Backhousia Myrtifolia

Cinnamon Myrtle - Backhousia Myrtifolia


40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

40 Myoora Road
Terrey Hills NSW 2084

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The Cinnamon Myrtle, scientifically known as Backhousia Myrtifolia, is a remarkable Australian native plant prized for its aromatic leaves and unique flavor. This evergreen shrub showcases dense foliage of glossy green leaves and releases a delightful cinnamon-like scent when touched. With its captivating fragrance and culinary versatility, the Cinnamon Myrtle is a wonderful addition to any garden or herb collection.

Growing and Care Instructions:

The Cinnamon Myrtle thrives in subtropical and tropical climates, making it an excellent choice for gardeners in those regions. It prefers well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. When planting, ensure you provide ample space for the shrub, the nursery variety can reach a height of 2metres but ca be a substantial tree in the wild.

This shrub thrives in full sun to partial shade. Regular watering is essential, especially during dry spells, to keep the soil consistently moist. Mulching around the base of the plant helps retain moisture and discourage weed growth.

Pruning is recommended to maintain a compact shape and promote new growth. This can be done in late winter or early spring. Additionally, the Cinnamon Myrtle responds well to annual fertilization with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to support its overall health and vigor.

Cooking Use:

The Cinnamon Myrtle leaves contain a delightful cinnamon-like flavor that can elevate a wide range of dishes. Here are some ways you can incorporate Cinnamon Myrtle into your cooking:

1. Culinary Spice: Dry the leaves and grind them into a powder, which can then be used as a unique culinary spice. The ground Cinnamon Myrtle can be added to baked goods, spice rubs for meat, curries, sauces, and marinades, bringing a warm and aromatic twist to your recipes.

2. Herbal Tea: The Cinnamon Myrtle leaves can be used to brew a fragrant and flavorful herbal tea. Simply steep a few leaves in hot water for a soothing beverage that boasts a delightful cinnamon fragrance and taste.

3. Desserts: Add a touch of cinnamon-like goodness to your sweet treats. Cinnamon Myrtle leaves can be infused into creams, custards, puddings, and even ice cream to impart a distinct and aromatic flavor.

4. Beverages and Cocktails: The aromatic qualities of Cinnamon Myrtle make it a fantastic addition to various beverages. You can infuse it into hot chocolate, mulled wine, cocktails, or mocktails for a unique twist.


This Cinnamon Myrtle typically grows to a height of 2 to 3 metres, making it an ideal shrub for both small and larger gardens. With periodic pruning, you can maintain it at a desired height and shape. The dense foliage and exquisite fragrance of the Cinnamon Myrtle also make it suitable for hedging and as a decorative addition to landscaping.