Leptospermum laevigatum
COAST TEA TREE, AUSTRALIAN MYRTLE
Myrtaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen tree or shrub

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, sand, acidic to alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, first line salt wind, light frost
5m
Plant habit
 
4m

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Origins: Australia, NSW, Sydney region region, TAS, VIC

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Other Common Names: Australian Tea Tree

 
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Leptospermum laevigatum
COAST TEA TREE, AUSTRALIAN MYRTLE
Myrtaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen tree or shrub

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, sand, acidic to alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, first line salt wind, light frost
5m
Plant habit
 
4m

FEATURES

Flowers: white

Flowering Time: late winter to early summer

Leaves: blue-grey

Bark & Stems: grey peeling bark, crooked stems


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits bush, coastal & mediterranean designs

Uses: informal screen, formal screen, formal hedge, windbreak, shade tree, soil binding, bonsai

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average



HAZARDS

Weed Potential: yes






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