Leptospermum ‘Riot’ – Tea Tree

An attractive medium sized shrub that comes alive with masses of spectacular bright pink flowers in spring. Growing to around 1.5 metres high and wide, it can be used for informal hedging and screening, or clipped to shape when not flowering for more formal effects. Does well on a range of soil types, tolerates light frost and dry spells.

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

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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