Leptospermum laevigatum ‘Shore Tuff’ – Coastal Tea Tree

This is a very tough plant with grey-green foliage and bronze coloured new growth that is a great new alternative as a hedge or informal screen plant for difficult conditions such as coastal areas. ‘Shore Tuff’ 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. It produces profuse white flowers in spring. Tolerates salt spray, drought and limey soils.

Scientific Name:Leptospermum laevigatum
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Tea Tree
Other Common Names:Coastal Tea Tree
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.2 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, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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