Leptospermum flavescens ‘Cardwell’ – Tea Tree

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
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Tea Tree
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:White
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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
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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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.