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botanical name:
Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask'
Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Manuka, New Zealand Tea Tree
family:  Myrtaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: red
main season: Spring
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Dense evergreen shrub with arching shoots and small, aromatic, dark bronze-green leaves. Double deep red flowers 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.

other notes:
Raised by Dr. W E Lammerts, University California, USA, 1939
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