Leptospermum rotundifolium ‘Lavender Queen’ – Tea Tree

The gorgeous large pink flowers combine with small, aromatic dark green leaves to give an outstanding shrub for the garden. It makes a great feature plant in a shrubbery and you can cut the flowers for indoor decoration as well. Trim lightly after it finishes flowering.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Leptospermum rotundifolium
Cultivar:Lavender Queen
Common Name:Tea Tree
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

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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