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Leptospermum laevigatum

Australian Tea Tree

Australian Tea Tree, Tea Tree, Coastal Tea Tree,
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Leptospermum laevigatum
Principal Common Name Australian Tea Tree
Common Name(s) Australian Tea Tree, Tea Tree, Coastal Tea Tree,
Synonym
Description Tall, bushy shrub or small, twisted tree. Leaves are grey-green, obovate, to 2 cm. Flowers are white, to 1.5 cm diameter, in spring or early summer.
General Comments Hardy to the mid 20's (F). Leaves have been used for tea.
Origin
Nativity Australia, New Zealand
Height Range 10 - 30 FT
Spread Range 10 - 30 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dull Green : Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Fine
Form Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Acid : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Drought tolerant : Edible : Flower : Form

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