Leptospermum ‘Cherish’ Tea Tree

 

A hardy medium sized shrub that has masses of white flowers in spring on long branches that can be also used as a cut flower. Pick when in bud for best lasting qualities. Rich in nectar for bees and other small insects and little birds. The bushy habit makes it an ideal screening plant that tolerates damp as well as dry soils. Prune well after flowers finish for a more dense habit and to encourage more flowering next season.

Scientific Name:Leptospermum
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Tea Tree
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
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, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.