Leptospermum scoparium ‘Jim’s Rocky Rambler’ is an attractive Tasmanian form of Manuka tea tree. This compact mounding form grows with arching branches that display bright white flowers well in spring that are visited by many insects whilst in flower including beetles and bees. This plant would be equally at home in a Japanese garden with its architectural form. Well suited to both formal and informal native gardens with moist to well drained soils. Grows to half a metre high and around 1.5 metres in width.
|Scientific Name:||Leptospermum scoparium|
|Cultivar:||Jim's Rocky Rambler|
|Common Name:||Tea Tree|
|Other Common Names:||Manuka|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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