A fast growing and versatile large shrub that can be used for screening, informal hedging or shaped into a small weeping feature tree. It flowers profusely in late winter to late spring, and the branches get masses of small white flowers, looking like they are snow covered. Grows naturally to 2 metres high and wide, but can be pruned to smaller sizes if needed. It is attractive even when not in flower, with a beautiful weeping habit, and the leaves are aromatic when crushed. Likes well drained soil. suits sunny to partly shaded spots, but best flowering is with more sun. A good waterwise plant, moderately frost tolerant once established, easy care.
|Scientific Name:||Leptospermum flavescens|
|Common Name:||Tea Tree|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Weeping|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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