Leptospermum laevigatum ‘Fore Shore’ – Tea Tree

This is a very tough plant with grey-green foliage and bronze coloured new growth. It is a great new alternative as a hedge or informal screen plant for difficult conditions, such as coastal areas. ‘Fore Shore’ is a compact form of the Australian native Coastal Tea Tree that thrives in conditions that would kill many hedge plants. It is drought tolerant but should be watered in well during the first couple of months after planting. The breeders of this variety, Native Plant Wholesalers in Mt Gambier, South Australia have never seen this variety flower in the many years since its release and they believe the variety to be sterile, however, it is the foliage and growth habit that really define this plant. Leptospermum ‘Fore Shore’ is ideal for difficult sites such as coastal plantings, poolside landscapes, roadside verges, parks and other public spaces. Works well in narrow or small spaces such as patios and courtyards. A great native alternative to English box.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Fore Shore
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time :
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bonsai, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Leptospermum laevigatum
Common Name : Tea Tree
Height : 0.5
Flower Color :
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Lizards