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Leptospermum scoparium Apple Blossom

Tea Tree

Evergreen shrub with masses of double pink flowers in spring

A small evergreen shrub from New Zealand with long arching shoots and elliptic, aromatic dark-green leaves. There is a burst of colour in late spring with double form light pink flowers that fade to a delicate white, which can be repeated again in autumn.


It likes a warm and sheltered spot, in full sun.


Plant in moderately fertile but well-drained soil.

This shrub is a native of New Zealand.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering July - July
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 180 cm - 210 cm
Plant width 182 cm - 243 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Acid, Clay, Light sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From April to September