Leptospermum

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The wonderful Tea Tree is part of a genus made up of about 80 species of evergreen shrubs or small trees with small narrow, needle-like leaves, some of which are aromatic when crushed, a bit lemony. Native of Australia, it has a relative that is native to NZ which is naturally widespread in certain areas.

When Captain Cook’s crew and the early settlers were suffering from scurvy as well as withdrawal from their regular English tea, they would use the leaves of a variety of the Leptospermum to make a brew.  

 




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Picture of Leptospermum Burgundy Queen

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Native. Manuka AKA Tea Tree. Exquisite double flowers that start appearing in late winter and continue through to the spring. The flowers are in tones of burgundy-red and are complemented by the dainty deep bronze aromatic foliage. Happy in the sun. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Red / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Leptospermum Burgundy Queen

Current Stock Height: 100 cm

Container: 4l  ? 

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Native. Also known as tea tree, Manuka, New Zealand Tea Tree. Cerise margins, white petals with dark eyes and prominent eye lashes. Prune lightly after flowering for best shape. Very free flowering and tidy growth habit. Moderately fertile, well drained neutral or acid soil in full sun or partial shade. Evergreen

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Bushy
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 2m

Leptospermum Centaurus

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: pb6  ? 

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Picture of Leptospermum Cygnus

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Native. An attractive evergreen shrub that will brighten up the garden in the dull winter months. This small upright teatree clothes itself with masses of white flowers in spring. Cygnus is hardy and will grow in most soil types. Evergreen. PVR

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Bushy
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 2m

Leptospermum Cygnus

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: pb6  ? 

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Picture of Leptospermum Keatleyii

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Native. Manuka AKA Tea Tree. From the Far North of NZ this evergreen shrub has large soft pink flowers with wavy petals borne in profusion during winter and spring. Quite an open growth habit with light green foliage. Happiest in the sun and copes well with wind.

 

Colour: Pink / White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m

Leptospermum Keatleyii

Current Stock Height: 40/60 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Picture of Leptospermum Magellan

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Magellan, often called tea tree, features pink blooms. A small tree variety that reaches an average matrue height of about 2.6m. Evergreen. PVR

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Bushy
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 2.6m x 2.6m

Leptospermum Magellan

Container: pb6  ? 

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Picture of Leptospermum Mercury Island

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Native. An unusual form of our native Manuka (Tea Tree) which has a low semi-prostrate habit that makes it ideal for cascading over walls and banks. Can also be used in rock gardens or as a ground cover. The foliage is tiny, narrow and pointed, the flowers are white with dark centres. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Weeping
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: cm x cm

Leptospermum Mercury Is

Current Stock Height: 10/20 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Picture of Leptospermum Nanum Kea

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Native. A little compact evergreens shrub with single pale pink flowers from autumn through to winter. The foliage is small and pointed and coloured a bronze green tone. Easy to grow in a sunny spot.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 45cm

Leptospermum Kea

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 4l  ? 

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Leptospermum Kea

Current Stock Height: 25/35 cm  ? 

Container: pb5  ? 

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Picture of Leptospermum Nanum Kiwi

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Native. Delightful dwarf 'Manuka' which has a profusion of single light red flowers from late spring through to summer. Foliage is tiny, pointed and a bronze green tone. Easy to grow in just about any soil but likes a sunny spot. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 45cm

Leptospermum Nanum Kiwi

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 4l  ? 

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Picture of Leptospermum Nanum Tui

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Native. AKA Tea Tree. This dwarf form of Tea Tree has single white, pink-flushed flowers with a dark eye that appear during spring. Upright growth habit and very free flowering, tolerating most soil types and conditions. Evergreen.

 

Colour: White / Pink
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 45cm

Leptospermum NanumTui

Current Stock Height: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: 4l  ? 

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Leptospermum NanumTui

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: pb5  ? 

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Aust. Native. This New Release stunning upright Leptospermum which smothers itself in masses of deep red flowers in mid-late spring. Suited t most soil types in full sun. Would make an attractive screen plant. Trim back after flowering to shape and size

 

Est. Hgt. 7/10 yrs: 1.8m x 1.8m

Leptospermum Outrageous

Current Stock Height: 25/30 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Leptospermum Outrageous

Container: 6l  ? 

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