Leptospermum scoparium 'Blossom'

Leptospermum scoparium ‘Appleblossom’

New zealand tea tree

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

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Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Leptospermum scoparium 'Appleblossom'
  • Common name: New zealand tea tree
  • Family: Myrtaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

New Zealand tea tree, Leptospermum scoparium, is a compact shrub with arching shoots and incredible flowers that are extremely attractive to bees. Leptospermum scoparium ‘Appleblossom’ is one of the best varieties available, bearing semi-double pink flowers with a darker pink centre, on almost bare stems. Its compact habit makes it one of the best choices for container growing.

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

How to grow Leptospermum 'Appleblossom'

  • Plant size

    2m height

    1.8m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Leptospermum 'Appleblossom' and wildlife

Leptospermum 'Appleblossom' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Leptospermum 'Appleblossom' poisonous?

Leptospermum 'Appleblossom' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Leptospermum 'Appleblossom'