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Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask'
© Deeproot Plant Base
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: -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.
Raised by Dr. W E Lammerts, University California, USA, 1939