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botanical name:
Leptospermum rupestre
Leptospermum rupestre © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Prostrate Tea Tree, Creeping Tea Tree, Alpine Tea Tree
synonyms:  Leptospermum scoparium var. prostratum, Leptospermum humifusum
family:  Myrtaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.30m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -10°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
description:
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.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
From seed or by cuttings taken in late summer.

usage:
Rock gardens, alpine beds in mild climates.

other notes:
Native to Tasmania, Australia where it is found on rocky mountain slopes.

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