The unusual cascading prostrate growth habit and a profusion of small white flowers are the key features of this tea tree. It is ideal for use on banks as a groundcover, or for cascading over retaining walls and it is also perfect for a large container where it can spill over the edge. There is no need to prune it unless it is looking a bit scrappy over time. Great for coastal gardens, a good waterwise plant.
|Scientific Name:||Leptospermum polygalifolium ssp. cismontanum|
|Common Name:||Tea Tree|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Weeping|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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