Leptospermum ‘Lipstick’ – Tea Tree

An upright shrub growing to around 1.5 metres high and a metre wide, and has a glorious profusion of bright pink flowers in spring. It is a tough plant that will grow in a wide range of soil types and climates as either a feature or screen plant. It can also be used as an informal hedging and screening plant. Pruning after flowering will increase the density of the plant, and this is a good time to shape the plant. The flowers are nectar rich, and are great for floral work.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Lipstick
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 1.5
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
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 : 1.5
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 : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects