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Scientific name: Leptospermum scoparium

Popular Names: Leptosperm, Japanese erica, Tea tree,Erica, False erica, Manuka

Family: Myrtaceae

Climate: Mediterranean, Oceanic, Subtropical, Temperate, Tropical

Origin: Australia, New Zealand, Oceania

Height: 1.8 to 2.4 meters

Luminosity: full sun

Life cycle: perennial


Leptosperm is an erect and very flowering shrub, as well as delicate and graceful. Its texture is semi-woody and its branches are quite branched. He is native to New Zealand where he is mostly found on the east coast, from the north to the south of the island, as well as in Australia, in regions such as Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales. The name tea tree is due to the famous English navigator James Cook, as he used its leaves to make tea during explorations in Oceania.

The tiny, aromatic, grey-green leaves cover the branches of this perennial shrub, which blooms in spring and summer. Its small flowers can be single or double, in white, red or pink. It appreciates the cold, developing and flowering more abundantly in mild climates.

Leptospermum scoparium 'Bola'

  • Vase 24 cm | Height 120 cm

    Vase 30 cm | height 160 cm

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