Leptospermum polygalifolium ‘Vertical Drop’ – Tea Tree

The unusual cascading prostrate growth habit and a profusion of small white flowers are the key features of this tea tree. It is ideal for use on banks as a groundcover, or for cascading over retaining walls and it is also perfect for a large container where it can spill over the edge. There is no need to prune it unless it is looking a bit scrappy over time. Great for coastal gardens, a good waterwise plant.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Vertical Drop
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Bonsai, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Leptospermum polygalifolium ssp. cismontanum
Common Name : Tea Tree
Height : 0.4
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects