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LEPTOSPERMUM

Commonly known as Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

All flower APR-JUL. They can be grown successfully outdoors in most of the country providing they are planted in a hot, dry and very well sheltered location. If these conditions are not available, then they should be grown in pots or containers in an ericaceous compost and brought into the greenhouse for the winter

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.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Small leaves to 2cm (¾in) long.
  • Red
  • Height
    2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • 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
  • Partial shade
  • 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
    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)
    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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Buy Varieties of LEPTOSPERMUM

LEPTOSPERMUM grandiflorum

LEPTOSPERMUM grandiflorum

Mountain tea tree, Rodwayanum tea tree

single saucer-shaped white flowers in summer and silky hairy white stems. Frost hardy

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM 'Karo Pearl Star'

LEPTOSPERMUM 'Karo Pearl Star'

Australian tea tree, Manuka

bright cerise-pink flowers with a green centre. Bright green leaves. An excellent patio plant. A welcome new addition to the range and variety of leptospermums

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM 'Karo Spectro Bay'

LEPTOSPERMUM 'Karo Spectro Bay'

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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LEPTOSPERMUM rotundifolia

LEPTOSPERMUM rotundifolia

Australian tea tree

(Jervis Bay form) - single pink, sometimes white relatively large flowers. Glossy grey-green leaves

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Appleblossom'

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Appleblossom'

Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

double pale-pink flowers

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Burgundy Queen'

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Burgundy Queen'

Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

bronzed foliage, double red flowers

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Coral Candy'

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Coral Candy'

Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

double pinkish-white flowers

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Electric Red'

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Electric Red'

Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

single red flowers. Red-tinted green leaves

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Martini'

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Martini'

Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

profuse large pink flowers turning deeper with age

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium nanum 'Kiwi'

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium nanum 'Kiwi'

Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

red flowers

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Pink Cascade'

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Pink Cascade'

Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

prostrate form, single pink

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Red Damask'

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Red Damask'

Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

double dark red flowers and dark green leaves

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Snow Flurry'

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Snow Flurry'

Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

double white

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Winter Cheer'

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Winter Cheer'

Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

red-tinted green leaves and semi-double bright red flowers

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Wiri Linda'

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Wiri Linda'

Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

double white flowers with a hint of pink

 
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LEPTOSPERMUM 'Silver Sheen'

LEPTOSPERMUM 'Silver Sheen'

Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

silvery foliage and red stems. White flowers in summer

 
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