Leptospermum ‘Aphrodite’ – Tea Tree

A medium to tall shrub, growing to around 2.5 metres high and wide, the lush green foliage contrasts well with the bright pink flowers.  It flowers prolifically in spring, and they are great for floral work and nectar loving insects like bees and butterflies love them. The naturally bushy habit makes it an ideal screening plant that tolerates damp as well as dry soils. Can be trimmed as a hedge, and it responds well to pruning, so it can be kept to a smaller size if desired. Prune after the flowers finish. Best in temperate climates, sunny to part shade.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Leptospermum
Cultivar:Aphrodite
Common Name:Tea Tree
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type: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:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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