Leptospermum ‘Outrageous’ – Tea Tree


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.

Scientific Name:Leptospermum
Common Name:Tea Tree
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
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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