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Red New Zealand tea tree, Red Manuka - Leptospermum scoparium rubra (latin)

Areas of origin: Australia, New Zealand.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 4 metres (13'), width up to 2.5 metres (8,2').
Foliage: Evergreen, grey-green.
Soil type: Dislikes lime.
Hardiness: Tolerant to -10°C.
Exposure: Semi-shade to full sun.


Properties and uses:
Spectacularly and abundantly flowering from May to June, except for the cultivar ‘Winter Cheer’ which flowers much earlier between December and April.
This shrub takes its name from a number of beneficial therapeutic uses that are made using the leaves. One can appreciate the fragrance released by creasing the leaves.
This beautiful shrub is popularly used within a mixed wind break hedge or on banks, it also just as popular planted alone.
Bonsai enthusiasts like to use this species and the flowers make a beautiful bouquet.

List of Leptospermum:
Pink New Zealand tea tree, Pink Manuka, Spectacularly and abundantly pink flowering from May to June.
Red New Zealand tea tree, Red Manuka, Spectacularly and abundantly red flowering from May to June.
White New Zealand tea tree, White Manuka, Spectacularly and abundantly white flowering from May to June.

List of Leptospermum:
Leptospermum 'humifusum', white blossom in spring, deep red stamen
Leptospermum 'Silver Sheen', white blossom in spring.

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