Originally a rainforest tree lemon myrtles prefer good soil and warm conditions. In milder areas they can handle full sun positions but in hot dry climates plant in dappled shade. Protect young trees from frost but older tress are more tolerant.
Enrich the soil before planting with plenty of organic compost and manure to encourage better growth. Apply eco-flo gypsum if the soil is heavy clay as this will help to break it up and improve drainage. Once planted water in with eco-seaweed and then mulch around the base. If you are short on space you can grow a lemon myrtle in a large pot but make sure you keep it moist during hot, dry weather.