Leptospermum Red Damask

Leptospermum scoparium ‘Red Damask’

New zealand tea tree

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

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

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

New Zealand tea tree, Leptospermum scoparium, is a medium-sized shrub with arching shoots and incredible flowers that are extremely attractive to bees. Leptospermum scoparium ‘Red Damask’ is a particularly striking cultivar, bearing double flowers that are a rich pink-red colour. The deep-green foliage is pleasantly aromatic and its compact habit makes it one of the best choices for container growing.

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

How to grow Leptospermum 'Red Damask'

  • Plant size

    2m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / acidic

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 'Red Damask' and wildlife

Leptospermum 'Red Damask' is known for attracting bees. It 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 'Red Damask' poisonous?

Leptospermum 'Red Damask' 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 'Red Damask'