An upright fine leafed ornamental shrub with soft pink teatree flowers. Grows well in tropical to cool temperate climates, will tolerate light frosts. Plant as hedging or screening around decks, pools, barbeque areas, or indoors as needed. This cultivar reputedly vaporises citronella into the atmosphere to repel mosquitos, crushing the foliage will release more of the oils contained in the leaves.
|Scientific Name:||Leptospermum liversidgei|
|Common Name:||Tea Tree|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 1.8 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.2 metre|
|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:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Fragrant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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