An upright shrub growing to around 1.5 metres high and a metre wide, and has a glorious profusion of bright pink flowers in spring. It is a tough plant that will grow in a wide range of soil types and climates as either a feature or screen plant. It can also be used as an informal hedging and screening plant. Pruning after flowering will increase the density of the plant, and this is a good time to shape the plant. The flowers are nectar rich, and are great for floral work.
|Common Name:||Tea Tree|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|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:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Wow factor|
|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 looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
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