A low spreading shrub with small mid-green leaves and showy large red flowers that age to pink in spring. Weeping foliage, grows to 2 metres high and 1.5 metres wide. Perfect as a feature or screen plant in the garden. Likes well drained but moist soil, sunny to light shade. Tolerates light frost. Prune lightly after flowering to encourage a more dense habit. A good habitat shrub for smaller birds, bees and insects.
|Common Name:||Tea Tree|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Pink|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|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, Weeping|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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