A graceful pendulous shrub with soft, fine, dark purple foliage and purple-pink young stems. The flowers attract butterflies, and wrens, thornbills and other small birds love to forage amongst the blossom. It may be planted as an eye-catching specimen in a paved courtyard, an informal screen against wall or fence line, or as a medium-sized hedge. The dark foliage adds interest all year round, and acts as a great contrast plant in gardens and landscaping.
|Scientific Name:||Leptospermum obovatum|
|Common Name:||Tea Tree|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 1.8 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Weeping|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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