Tea Tree - Manuka

Leptospermum scoparium

Manuka Leptospermum scoparium By John Tann from Sydney, Australia (Common Tea-tree flower) [CC BY 2.0] (Photo Credits)

A spreading shrub 2m x 2m with small leathery leaves and white (rarely pink) flowers and grows in southeastern Australia and New Zealand. Suitable for growing in heavy shade this attractive shrub makes an ideal hedge or screen plant. It is also a must for backyard bee keepers as Manuka honey is regarded as healing honey.

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Specifications of Tea Tree - Manuka

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA, WA

Water Requirements Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)

Fruiting/Harvest Months January, February, October, November, December

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