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common name: Manuka, New Zealand Tea Tree
synonyms: Leptospermum 'Galaxy Centaurus'
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Spring
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
Relatively large, pink-flushed, white flowers with pinkish red edges. Very free flowering and tidy growth habit.
Moderately fertile, well drained neutral or acid soil in full sun or partial shade. Not very hardy and only suitable for growing outdoors in mild areas. Thrives in dry Mediterranean conditions.
Resistant to sooty mould fungus.
One of the Galaxy Series cultivars, hybrids of Leptospermum scoparium x Leptospermum rotundafolium, produced at the Crop & Food Research Institute, New Zealand.