Leptospermum scoparium, commonly called New Zealand Tea Tree, is an upright evergreen shrub with needle-like leaves and prolific flower clusters that appear from spring through summer. It may bloom earlier in mild climates. It’s an excellent addition to cutting gardens and is a popular “filler” flower in floral arrangements. It grows best in well-drained, acidic soil with full to partial sun, but is tolerant of poor soils and drought conditions once established. ‘Ruby Glow’ has bright red double blooms with dark centers and a dense form. ‘Snow White’ has profuse double white flowers with green centers and is a compact, dense shrub. ‘Helene Strybing’ produces single, deep pink flowers with a dark center and has a more open, arching growth habit. Leptospermum scoparium can reach heights of up to 4-8 feet tall. Minimal pruning is required; pruning of new growth after flowering will encourage bushier growth and heavier blooms.
Available in one gallon pots - $3.50. Other sizes available; check individual locations for availability.