Leptospermum ‘Cherish’ Tea Tree


A hardy medium sized shrub that has masses of white flowers in spring on long branches that can be also used as a cut flower. Pick when in bud for best lasting qualities. Rich in nectar for bees and other small insects and little birds. The bushy habit makes it an ideal screening plant that tolerates damp as well as dry soils. Prune well after flowers finish for a more dense habit and to encourage more flowering next season.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Cherish
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
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 : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects