Leptospermum scoparium var. eximium – Tea Tree

A Tasmanian form of tea tree from coastal areas, growing to around 2 to 3 metres high, with a lovely compact and dense habit. A great plant for well-drained and coastal sites, very hardy in salt laden windy sites as well. The dense habit makes it a good shelter hedge plant. Withstands light frosts. A good bushfood plant that can produce medicinal honey, leaves are good to flavour tea. Abundant white flowers in spring and summer.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Tea, Fragrant oils, Honey producing plant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Leptospermum scoparium var. eximium
Common Name : Tea Tree
Height : 7
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects