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  • Eventual height: 2.5m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask'

New Zealand tea tree

RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £22.99
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: half hardy

    Masses of double, dark red, saucer-shaped flowers borne on arching shoots from late spring to early summer and aromatic mid- to dark green leaves. This dense ornamental shrub is only half hardy but will happily grow against a warm, sheltered sunny wall in milder areas, or in a pot where it can be moved to a greenhouse or a protected area through the winter months away from frosts.

  • Garden care: After flowering, lightly trim or prune back shoots to maintain symmetry.
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