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leptospermum new zealand tea tree ever green coastal scented shrub plant hardy

 

At GB'S we grow about 3-4 varieties of Leptospermum for mail order. All in 2 liter or 3 liter pots

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Leptospermums are close relatives of the Myrtle, with similar small evergreen leaves and a dense, bushy habit. They come from Australia and New Zealand, and make large shrubs or small trees in seaside gardens and mild districts.

Elsewhere, they are tamed in size by winds and frosts, and grow best against a warm wall where they can reach 4m (13ft) or more. This variety, the New Zealand tea tree, is a variable species which has given rise to numerous varieties.

In high summer you can smell the tea tree oil in the leaves. A lot of greenfly and other bugs seem to hate this smell. You will be used to it, as it's the same as the tea tree you find in cosmetics and soaps. the flower are rich and desne and you can have a large colourful plant in no time. Butterflies and bees love it as to the smaller hawk moths (like humming birds) that feed on nectar. Great value only €6 ideal for coastal areas. Tougher then it looks and these plants are grown outdoors by the sea in Wexford.

 

Leptospermum scoparium "Red Damask"

New Zealand Tea Tree. A compact shrub with arching stems of dark green leaves and pretty double red flowers. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Flower colour Red. Flowers from May to June. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Not hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

€6


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Leptospermum scoparium nanum "Kiwi"

New Zealand Tea Tree. A compact shrub with arching stems with young foliage purple-tinged and pretty cup-shaped dark crimson flowers. Height 1m. Spread 1m. Flower colour Crimson. Flowers from May to June. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Not hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.
€6

 

Leptospermum scoparium "Nichollsii"

New Zealand Tea Tree. A compact shrub with arching stems and pretty cup-shaped crimson flowers. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Flower colour Crimson. Flowers from May to June. Evergreen. Foliage colour Green. Not hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

€6

 

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