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Leptospermum scoparium Kea

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Leptospermum scoparium Kea Manuka, Manuka Myrtle, New Zealand Tea Tree, Tea Tree,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Rounded

A very hardy, dwarf, evergreen shrub. During spring this plant is flushed with an abundance of flowers. Lovely tiny dark, glossy purple-green foliage which stems from red branches. Ideal for small hedges and borders. Looks fantastic in decorative pots also and is great for general use. Grows approx 30cm tall x 45cm wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae PacificIslands

Foliage Colour: Green, Purple
Flower Colour: Pink, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

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