Leptospermum obovatum ‘Lemon Bun’ Tea Tree

A small dense mounding shrub with soft lemon-scented foliage with a profusion of lime-cream flowers that attract butterflies and provide food for insect-foraging small birds such as Scrub Wrens. It is perfect for low hedging, with minimal shaping required; may be planted beside pools and bog gardens; and can be clipped regularly to create a formal ball in a decorative container.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Leptospermum obovatum
Cultivar:Lemon Bun
Common Name:Tea Tree
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.2 metre
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Mildly acid, Neutral, Mildly 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, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Bog gardens, Honey producing plant, Fast growing
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.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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