Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask'
New Zealand Tea TreeBroom Tea Tree, Manuka, Tea Tree
|Scientific Name||Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask'|
|Principal Common Name||New Zealand Tea Tree|
|Common Name(s)||Broom Tea Tree, Manuka, Tea Tree|
|Description||A very showy shrub or small tree with linear-lanceolate to linear-elliptic or occasionally ovate, 9-14 mm long.Heavy blossom of red flowers in early spring to early summer.|
|General Comments||This name arose because Captain Cook used the leaves to make a 'tea' drink.|
|Nativity||Australia, New Zealand|
|Height Range||6 - 10 FT|
|Spread Range||0 - 0|
|Sunset Zones||14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24|
|USDA Zones||9a : 9b : 10a : 10b|
|Leaf Color||Dark Green : White under-side|
|Form||Shrub : Tree|
|Flower Time||Spring : Summer|
|Ease of Growing||Average|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)|
|Soil Preferences||Acid : Clay : Loam : Moist : Sandy : Well-drained|
|Outstanding Features||Attracts Bees : Attracts Birds : Color : Edible : Evergreen : Flower : Foliage : Fragrance : Insect resistant : Texture : Use|
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