Leptospermum ‘Merinda’ Tea Tree

A low growing and spreading shrub to around a metre high and wide, with small mid-green leaves. It has profuse magenta flowers in spring which create a stunning display. Perfect for pot culture or as a feature plant in the garden. A great low maintenance plant for moist but well drained soils. Prune back after flowering and feed in spring with a good native plant fertilizer.

Scientific Name:Leptospermum
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Tea Tree
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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