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Leptospermum scoparium 'Apple Blossom'
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common name: Manuka, New Zealand Tea Tree
shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -4°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Dense evergreen shrub with arching shoots and small, aromatic, dark green leaves. Double pink and white flowers in late spring and early summer. Sometimes repeat flowers in autumn.
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. May be grown in a container and overwintered in a greenhouse.