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Tea Tree

Upright bushy form with attractive light-colored, corky bark. Leathery green leaves and bright red single flowers. Use as a specimen, in borders, or as a screen. Very drought tolerant once established.

Companion Plants

Bald Cypress

Spreading Juniper

Yaupon Holly

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Tea Tree

  • Botanical name

    Leptospermum scoparium

  • Variety

    Red Ensign

  • Zone

    USDA Zone 10 (30°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    8-10' (2.5-3 m)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Once a month

  • Water

    1-2 times per week

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Protect from winter winds

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Irene B.'s collection