Leptospermum laevigatum ‘Shore Tuff’ – Coastal Tea Tree

This is a very tough plant with grey-green foliage and bronze coloured new growth that is a great new alternative as a hedge or informal screen plant for difficult conditions such as coastal areas. ‘Shore Tuff’ 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. It produces profuse white flowers in spring. Tolerates salt spray, drought and limey soils.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Shore Tuff
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.2
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Leptospermum laevigatum
Common Name : Tea Tree
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : White
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 : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects