Leptospermum wooroonooran – Wooroonooran Tea Tree

This species is a member of the tea tree family endemic to the summit of Mount Bellenden Ker in the Wooroonooran National Park in Queensland. It is an attractive and useful shrub for the garden, being adaptable to a range of soils and climates. The new growth has a beautiful bronze colour and the plant produces masses of white flowers in spring and early summer. In its native habitat it can reach heights of up to 13m, but it tends to be much smaller in cultivation, reaching heights of around 2m. It forms a compact shrub and responds well to a yearly pruning to maintain its shape. The leaves are also lightly scented.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Fragrant oils
Scientific Name: Leptospermum wooroonooran
Common Name : Tea Tree
Height : 10
Flower Color : White, Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Flower garden, Cold climate
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects