Leptospermum ‘Aphrodite’ – Tea Tree

A medium to tall shrub, growing to around 2.5 metres high and wide, the lush green foliage contrasts well with the bright pink flowers.  It flowers prolifically in spring, and they are great for floral work and nectar loving insects like bees and butterflies love them. The naturally bushy habit makes it an ideal screening plant that tolerates damp as well as dry soils. Can be trimmed as a hedge, and it responds well to pruning, so it can be kept to a smaller size if desired. Prune after the flowers finish. Best in temperate climates, sunny to part shade.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Aphrodite
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Bonsai, Honey producing plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Leptospermum
Common Name : Tea Tree
Height : 2.5
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance :
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects