Leptospermum ‘Merinda’ – Tea Tree

A low growing and spreading shrub to around a metre high and wide, with small mid-green leaves. It has profuse magenta flowers in spring which create a stunning display. Perfect for pot culture or as a feature plant in the garden. A great low maintenance plant for moist but well drained soils. Prune back after flowering and feed in spring with a good native plant fertilizer.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Merinda
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Bonsai, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Leptospermum
Common Name : Tea Tree
Height : 1
Flower Color : Pink
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 : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects