LEPTOSPERMUM

Commonly known as 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
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • 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. Suitable for a shrub border in warmer areas
    Place of origin
    Southeastern Australia, New Zealand.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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Buy Varieties of LEPTOSPERMUM

LEPTOSPERMUM argenteum

LEPTOSPERMUM argenteum

Australian tea tree

upright silvery leaves and white flowers

 
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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 macrocarpum 'Copper Sheen'

LEPTOSPERMUM macrocarpum 'Copper Sheen'

Australian tea tree

distinctive bronzy-purple young leaves and single white flowers

 
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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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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Burgundy Queen'

LEPTOSPERMUM scoparium 'Burgundy Queen'

Manuka, New Zealand tea tree

bronzed foliage, double red flowers

 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
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Afterplant - Tomatoes
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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