Leptospermum petersonii ‘Lemon Lime n Bitters’ – Lemon Scented Tea Tree

A dwarf form of the popular and hardy lemon scented tea tree, Lemon Lime n Bitters grows to only half a metre high and wide. Like the larger version, this tough little shrub has different coloured leaves all at once, from bronze, orange green to pink. It also bears white flowers in spring and summer. Suits most soils, and does well in sun to part shade. Drought and frost tolerant, and great for coastal gardens. The leaves have a beautiful lemon aroma when crushed or cut.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Lemon Lime n Bitters
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 0.7
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Fragrant oils, Honey producing plant, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Leptospermum petersonii
Common Name : Lemon Scented Tea Tree
Height : 0.7
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 : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects