TEA TREE - LEMON SCENTED
Botanical Name: Leptospermum petersonii
A small tree with fine, green scented foliage used for teas and white flowers in early summer. Excellent screen, windbreak and hedge. Leaves and stems contain essential oils used in candle and soap making.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Aromatic Foliage (#AromaticFoliage)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg, Sometimes, Yes
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
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Suitability in Pots
Yes with 35L+ Pot
Drought Hardy (Little Watering)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Question & Answer
Is this suited for hedging on NSW Central Coast? If so how many seedlings would you recommend for a ten metre hedge same question for musk mellow and lemon myrtle and any others you might recommend. Regards Simon From: AVOCA BEACH NSW
Lemon scented Tea tree would make an excellant hedge for Central Coast. The closer you plant them the quicker and denser the hedge. But for 10 mtrs to maximise your savings you could get away with say one every 1.5mtrs. Lemon myrtle would be good too, but they are hard to propagate. There is a Hedge Pack you can mix and max from. go to http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit-tree-pack.php?Fruit-Tree-Pack=153
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