Leptospermum obovatum ‘Starry Night’ – Tea Tree

A graceful pendulous shrub with soft, fine, dark purple foliage and purple-pink young stems. The flowers attract butterflies, and wrens, thornbills and other small birds love to forage amongst the blossom. It may be planted as an eye-catching specimen in a paved courtyard, an informal screen against wall or fence line, or as a medium-sized hedge. The dark foliage adds interest all year round, and acts as a great contrast plant in gardens and landscaping.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Starry Night
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 1.8
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Leptospermum obovatum
Common Name : Tea Tree
Height : 2.5
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
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, Butterflies, Other insects