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LEPTOSPERMUM 'Karo Spectro Bay'

Commonly known as Australian tea tree, Manuka

Bright mauve-pink flowers with a green centre in profusion in late spring. An impressive new introduction
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Available again from summer 2021 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£14.50 each
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £12.00 each

Delivery Information Available again from summer 2021

 

  • Evergreen
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - mauve pink
  • Height - 1-2m (3-6½ft)
  • Spread - 1-2m (3-6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F) - under glass use loam-based compost (JI No.3) in full or bright filtered light
  • 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.
  • Against a wall - protect from cold, dry winds
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none.
  • Place of origin - garden origin. Warwick Harris, New Zealand.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Australian / New Zealand -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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1-2m (3-6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1-2m (3-6½ft)
 

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