Plant Of The Month February - Leptospermum

Commonly referred to as Native Tea Tree there are endless varieties of this beautiful species

available to feature in your garden. The name Tea Tree derives from early settlers soaking the leaves of several species in boiling water to make a tea substitute.


Leptospermum can feature as either a shrub or small tree and depending on the variety chosen, the blossoms can vary in colour including cream, pink and mauve. Leptospermum is a low maintenance plant. It attracts a variety of wildlife such as Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies and other insects making this the perfect choice in your Habitat garden.


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