tree, shrub

Leptospermum scoparium | Tea Tree

This Australian native can be grown as a shrub or tree. Plant in soil that has good drainage. Needlelike leaves are aromatic and accept pruning and shaping. Flowers are profuse and bloom in bright colors of pink, red, burgundy and white. Many selections of this species are available, including dwarf and compact plants—check locally. Canopy coverage: 79 square feet.

Water Requirement: moderate

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 20F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 8 feet high

Width: 10 feet wide


Foliage Color: medium green

Flower Color: red, white, pink

Flower Season: spring, summer

Wildlife: bees, birds, butterflies