Leptospermum hybrid ‘Pink Cascade’ – Tea Tree

A gorgeous small shrub which will delight in spring when it is covered with pastel pink flowers. The branches are arched and sculptural and the plant grows to 80 centimetres high and a metre and a half wide. Grows in most soil types, but performs best in moist and well drained soil. For full sun to part shade. Frost and drought tolerant. Beautiful as a feature shrub and lovely planted on banks and walls where it can cascade over the edge.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Leptospermum hybrid
Cultivar:Pink Cascade
Common Name:Tea Tree
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 0.8 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, 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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

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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