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Common Name: New Zealand Tea Tree, Manuka
Plant Family: Myrtaceae
19 in stock
Size/Qty: 9cm pot
Evergreen shrub from New Zealand with aromatic leaves and masses of saucer shaped pink flowers in early-mid summer. Needs a sunny, sheltered garden and free draining soil. Otherwise grow in a pot and move into the greenhouse over winter. Leptospermum are very similar and closely related to Chamalaucium (wax flower) which we commonly get asked for but find Leptospermum to be hardier and more reliable to grow and suggest as an alternative.
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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);
The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall
Leptospermum scoparium 'Coral Candy'£6.50
A very pretty cultivar with grey green foliage and masses of double pink flowers in spring. For well-drained soil in a sunny spot, hardy in all but coldest gardens in the British Isles.
Leptospermum scoparium 'Electric Red'£6.50
This cultivar has deep green foliage with a purple tinge, which intensifies in the winter. During the spring, and again in aurumn, it has masses of single deep red flowers. For well-drained soil in sunny sheltered spot.