We send out regular newsletters with features on interesting plants, topical gardening tips, special offers exclusive for subscribers and news about gardening events.
Home > Hardy Plants > Shrubs
Common Name: New Zealand Tea Tree, ManukaPlant Family: Myrtaceae Plant Type: Hardy Shrub
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.
POT SIZE/QUANTITY: 1 LitreRHS Award of Garden Merit: YesSeason of Interest: Early summerBee and Butterfly: BothSun or Shade: SunHeight: medium (up to 6 feet)Minimum temperature: Hardy to minus 5 deg. CPosition/Situation: Sheltered, frost-free gardensPlanting Style: sensoryScent: Scented LeavesSuggested Use: Growing in PotsFlower Colour: PinkLeaf Colour: GreenHabit/Shape: BushyEvergreen: YesSoil Type: dry or sandy soilSoil PH: No preferenceRabbit & Deer Resistance: Deer & Rabbit Resistant Plants
Currently being propagated, please enquire
20% off Hardy Shrubs
See our delivery information page for details
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.