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Tea Tree

Leptospermum spp.

Also known as

Ti-tree

L. lanigerum flowers by Lgvg (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

4.5m

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Tea Tree Overview

A genus comprising 87 species of aromatic evergreen trees and shrubs in the Myrtaceae family mostly endemic to Australia with a few species found in New Zealand and Southeastern Asia. They have sometimes silky leaves and are cultivated for their attractive flowers comprising 5 petals alternating with clusters of stamens and for the production of Manuka honey.

How to propagate Tea Tree

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Tea Tree

Grown for their foliage and small, often profuse flowers.