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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium nanum 'Kiwi'

Commonly known as Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

Red flowers
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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium nanum 'Kiwi'

 
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  • Evergreen
    Small, narrow leaves to 1cm (less than ½in), purple when young and turning dark-green.
  • Red
  • Height
    50cm (20in)
  • Spread
    50cm (20in)
  • Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Low-growing, bushy shrub. Flowers to 1cm (½in) across
  • 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
    Good to know - wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases
    none.
  • Place of origin
    garden origin.
  • 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
  • Patio / pot plants
  • Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Lanceolate
  • 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
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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