Leptospermum

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The wonderful Tea Tree is part of a genus made up of about 80 species of evergreen shrubs or small trees with small narrow, needle-like leaves, some of which are aromatic when crushed, a bit lemony. Native of Australia, it has a relative that is native to NZ which is naturally widespread in certain areas.

When Captain Cook’s crew and the early settlers were suffering from scurvy as well as withdrawal from their regular English tea, they would use the leaves of a variety of the Leptospermum to make a brew.  

 




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Picture of Leptospermum Blushing Star
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'Blushing Star' has been selected as a variety which is particularly good at producing an abundance of flowers which smother the tops of the arching branches during the spring months. The flowers are a soft blush pink with a deep maroon centre. A hardy New Zealand native shrub which will grow in most garden situations.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Bushy
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 2m

Leptospermum Blushing Star

Current Stock Height: 5/10cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Leptospermum Blushing Star

Current Stock Height: 15/25 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Picture of Leptospermum Coppersheen
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The Australian Silky Tea Tree is a graceful, open, evergreen tree with stunning red bronze foliage. In summer masses of single white flowers with green centres smother the branches and make the bees happy. Quite tolerant but happiest in the sun with good drainage.

'Coppersheen' looks good as a single specimen and the foliage colour combines well with other garden colours. Equally it looks great as a closely planted screen or hedge and for this purpose it trims very well.

 

Colour: White / Green
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Leptospermum Coppersheen

Current Stock Height: 140/160 cm  ? 

Container: 3.5l  ? 

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Mesmer Eyes is a low spreading shrub that makes a great screen plant and is a spectacular sight in spring when in flower. Upright habit with small mid-green leaves and stunning large white flowers that age to pink. Perfect for pot culture or as a feature plant in the garden. Likes a sunny spot in moist soil. Evergreen. PVR App

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Low spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1.5m

Leptospermum Mesmereyes

Current Stock Height: 15/25 cm  ? 

Container: 3.3l  ? 

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Native Standard. An unusual form of our native Manuka (Tea Tree) which has a low semi-prostrate habit that makes it ideal for a lovely cascading head of flowers on a topiary standard. Can be grown in a pot/ tub or used as an attractive specimen in the garden.The foliage is tiny, narrow and pointed, the flowers are in tones of rose red and pink. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Pink / Pink
Habit: Cascading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: STD

Leptospermum Pink Cascade STD

Current Stock Height: STD-70/130cm  ? 

Container: 6l  ? 

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Picture of Leptospermum Princess Anne
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Native. A lovely little tree that will delight with masses of double white flowers in winter and spring. The flowers have a maroon centre and will be much loved by bees. Aromatic dark green foliage with bronze tones. Plant in the sun, tolerant, hardy and evergreen. Suitable for coastal gardens.

 

Colour: White / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 2m

Leptospermum Princess Anne

Current Stock Height: 60/70cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Native. Call it Tea Tree or call it Manuka or even by its botanical name of Leptospermum this ubiquitous native tree is a familar site in our landscape. The scented white flowers that appear in summer attract bees that produce delicious honey. Will grow almost anywhere. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Leptospremum Scoparium

Current Stock Height: 20/50 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Gorgeous single white flowers massed on ornamental dark foliage make this low growing, prostrate ground cover a good choice for cascading over walls or covering banks. The flowers appear in late winter. Prefers full sun and shelter from the wind. Tolerates most soils. Trim after flowering. Hardy. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Prostrate
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm

Leptospermum White Waterfall

Current Stock Height: 10/20 cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

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Native. Manuka AKA Tea Tree. Attractive evergreen shrub with large single white flowers in autumn and spring. Dainty fresh green foliage and a neat and tidy habit. Happiest in the sun, hardy and easy to grow.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Leptospermum Wiri Susan

Current Stock Height: 50/60cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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