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Commonly known as Tea tree
Small, bright flowers making up for their size by their profuse flowering.
Early Australian settlers steeped leaves of some varieties for drinking. L. scoparium is the source of Manuka honey.
Genus of about 85 species of evergreen shrubs and trees occurring in rainforest and semi-arid areas mainly in Australia but also from southeastern asia to New Zealand.
Evergreen - shrubs and trees
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - in greenhouse, loam based potting - full or bright filtered light.
Additional Features - Good to know - some are very recent hybrids from the New Zealand native 'scoparium' (Manuka) and some of the 80 species from Australia.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - southeastern Australia, New Zealand.
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Is Scented Plant - Scented foliage - generally aromatic foliage.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
Wildlife - Bee friendly