Leptospermum petersonii ‘Lemon Lime n Bitters’ – Lemon Scented Tea Tree

A dwarf form of the popular and hardy lemon scented tea tree, Lemon Lime n Bitters grows to only half a metre high and wide. Like the larger version, this tough little shrub has different coloured leaves all at once, from bronze, orange green to pink. It also bears white flowers in spring and summer. Suits most soils, and does well in sun to part shade. Drought and frost tolerant, and great for coastal gardens. The leaves have a beautiful lemon aroma when crushed or cut.

Scientific Name:Leptospermum petersonii
Common Name:Lemon Scented Tea Tree
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 0.7 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 0.7 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Topiary, Groundcover, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



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