Leptospermum wooroonooran – Wooroonooran Tea Tree

This species is a member of the tea tree family endemic to the summit of Mount Bellenden Ker in the Wooroonooran National Park in Queensland. It is an attractive and useful shrub for the garden, being adaptable to a range of soils and climates. The new growth has a beautiful bronze colour and the plant produces masses of white flowers in spring and early summer. In its native habitat it can reach heights of up to 13m, but it tends to be much smaller in cultivation, reaching heights of around 2m. It forms a compact shrub and responds well to a yearly pruning to maintain its shape. The leaves are also lightly scented.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Leptospermum wooroonooran
Common Name:Tea Tree
Other Common Names:Wooroonooran Tea Tree
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 10 metre
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:White, Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Flower garden, Cold climate
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, 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. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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