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Leptospermum scoparium - 'Kea' (Tea Tree,Manuka, Leptospermum)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer early), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Leptospermum scoparium:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Leptospermum scoparium:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Plant for extreme coastal screening
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Leptospermam, Leptispermum, Leptospurmum

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