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Leptospermum scoparium 'Huia'
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common name: Manuka, New Zealand Tea Tree
synonyms: Leptospermum scoparium 'Nana Huia', Leptospermum scoparium 'Nanum Huia'
shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
growth rate: slow
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: -4°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Dwarf, very compact shrub with tiny, aromatic, dark green leaves, maroon-bronze tinged when young. Masses of single pink and red flowers opening from red buds in spring.
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.
Suitable for rock gardens.
Nanum Group cultivar, raised by Duncan and Davies Nursery, New Plymouth, New Zealand.