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Leptospermum scoparium Red Damask

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

Description:
Medium evergreen native shrub or small tree with tiny coppery-green foliage and masses of pink/red 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. 1.8m-2.4m tall x 1.2-1.5m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

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, Rockery, Container / Pot

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

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Brown, Green
Flower Colour: Pink, 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
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