Leptospermum scoparium 'Blossom'

New Zealand tea tree

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






Skill level


Leptospermum scoparium 'Blossom'

Plant details

New Zealand tee tree, Leptospermum scoparium, is a compact shrub with arching shoots and incredible flowers that are extremely attractive to bees. Leptospermum scoparium 'Blossom' is one of the best varieties available, bearing semi-double pink flowers with a darker pink centre, on almost bare stems. It's compact habit makes it the best choice for container growing.

Grow Leptospermum scoparium 'Blossom' in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, ideally with the added protection of a sunny wall. 

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Leptospermum

Species: scoparium

Cultivar: Martini

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to divide plants: April to July

Time to take cuttings: April to July

Flowering period: May to June

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