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  • New Zealand tea tree
  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Ensign'

New Zealand tea tree

2 litre pot £19.99
2 litre pot £19.99
  • 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, crimson, saucer-shaped flowers borne on arching shoots from late spring to early summer and aromatic mid- to dark green leaves. This dense ornamental shrub makes a fabulous specimen plant for a sunny shrub border. It is a frost hardy plant but in milder areas will grow happily against a warm, sunny wall.

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