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Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask'

New Zealand Tea Tree

Broom Tea Tree, Manuka, Tea Tree
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Plant Facts

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
Flower Showy Y
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
Leaf Texture Fine
Form Shrub : Tree
Flower Color Red
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
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Attracts Birds : Color : Edible : Evergreen : Flower : Foliage : Fragrance : Insect resistant : Texture : Use

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