Plant Base Online (beta)
Leptospermum scoparium 'Martini'
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Manuka, New Zealand Tea Tree
synonyms: Leptospermum scoparium 'Martinii'
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. Relatively large, single red-pink flowers that darken with age, freely produced in late spring and early summer.
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.
Raised by Mr. Martin, Aramoho, Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand.