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common name: Prostrate Tea Tree, Creeping Tea Tree, Alpine Tea Tree
synonyms: Leptospermum scoparium var. prostratum, Leptospermum humifusum
shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
main season: Spring
dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
Dense, low growing shrub with prostrate red-tinged stems of small, ovate, dark green leaves. Numerous small white flowers, pink in bud, in late spring and early summer.
Moderately fertile, well drained neutral or acid soil in full sun. Reasonably frost hardy but best in a sheltered position or mild location. May benefit from some protection during cold winters.
From seed or by cuttings taken in late summer.
Rock gardens, alpine beds in mild climates.
Native to Tasmania, Australia where it is found on rocky mountain slopes.