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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Appleblossom'

Commonly known as Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

Double pale-pink flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    broadly lance-shaped, or inversely lance-shaped mid-to dark green leaves 0.7-2cm (¼-¾in) long, often silvery hairy when young
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Pale pink
  • Height
    2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Compact shrub of rounded habit with arching shoots ascending to widely spreading. Produces solitary but profusely borne flowers to 1.5cm (¼in, or more) 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
    South- or west-facing
  • Full sun
    Protect from cold, dry winds

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Appleblossom'

 
Available again from summer 2022 - 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 2022

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    New Zealand
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
    Double
    Multi rows of petals, no stamen showing
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • 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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2-3m (6½-10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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