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Leptospermum scoparium

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Leptospermum scoparium Manuka, Manuka Myrtle, New Zealand Tea Tree, Tea Tree,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Oval, Rounded, Shrub Like

Medium evergreen native shrub or small tree with tiny coppery-green foliage and masses of soft-pink flowers in Winter and Spring. A great native bird and bee attractor that prefers well drained soil. Great to use for screening or in coastal gardens. Grows approx 5m tall x 3m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting

Pests & Diseases: Caterpillars, Generally trouble free, Myrtlepest And Disease Rust, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Brown, Green
Flower Colour: Pink, White, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High