Leptospermum laevigatum ‘Fore Shore’ – Tea Tree

This is a very tough plant with grey-green foliage and bronze coloured new growth. It is a great new alternative as a hedge or informal screen plant for difficult conditions, such as coastal areas. ‘Fore Shore’ is a compact form of the Australian native Coastal Tea Tree that thrives in conditions that would kill many hedge plants. It is drought tolerant but should be watered in well during the first couple of months after planting. Whilst it does produce white flowers in spring, it is the foliage and growth habit that really define this plant. Leptospermum ‘Fore Shore’ is ideal for difficult sites such as coastal plantings, poolside landscapes, roadside verges, parks and other public spaces. Works well in narrow or small spaces such as patios and courtyards. A great native alternative to English box.

Scientific Name:Leptospermum laevigatum
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Tea Tree
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Bonsai, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Lizards

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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