Leptospermum ‘Riot’ – Tea Tree

An attractive medium sized shrub that comes alive with masses of spectacular bright pink flowers in spring. Growing to around 1.5 metres high and wide, it can be used for informal hedging and screening, or clipped to shape when not flowering for more formal effects. Does well on a range of soil types, tolerates light frost and dry spells.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Leptospermum
Cultivar:Riot
Common Name:Tea Tree
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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