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|
|Cultivar:||Lemon Lime n Bitters|
|Common Name:||Lemon Scented Tea Tree|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.7 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.7 metres|
|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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