Leptospermum scoparium
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Leptospermum scoparium

broom teatree
New Zealand teatree

  family myrtaceae 
  genus leptospermum 

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Genus  Leptospermum Species  scoparium Variety  Cultivar  Common names  broom teatree   New Zealand teatree Family  MYRTACEAE Specimen number  S11354 Data source  HtZn p133
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  6' - 10' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to light shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Fertile Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 09a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This somewhat tender plant can only survive cold winter nights that dip to 20� Fahrenheit. Leptospermum scoparium needs summer days with high heat. New Zealand tea tree (also known as broom teatree) likes soils that are fertile. Full sun to light shade is best for growing this plant. It does well in moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Leptospermum scoparium is a woody perennial. New Zealand tea tree (locally known in some parts as broom teatree) is evergreen. Flowers: This plant has 1" wide five-petaled flowers. This long flowering plant is in bloom from January through July. Blossoms in such colors as white, pink and red are common, with an accent in pink.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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