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Leptospermum continentale     Common / Product Name: Prickly Tea Tree

Genus Species: Leptospermum continentale    

Common / Product Name: Prickly Tea Tree

Habit:   LARGE SHRUB (LS)

Available Sizes
  Tube

Height x Width: 2 – 2.5m x 2.00 – 2.50m

Pruning:   Light Medium

Frost Tolerance:   Medium

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Adaptable

Coastal Tolerance:   Medium

Drought Tolerance:   High

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Yes

Flowering:  starts: Spring / ends: Summer

Flower Colour:   White

Irrigation:   No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.

Lower Temperatures: Medium frost tolerance temperatures as low as -5°C for short periods.

Upper Temperatures: Tolerates periods of dry spells with temperatures extending from Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C for short spells.

Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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