Genus Species: Leptospermum continentale
Common / Product Name: Prickly Tea Tree
Habit: LARGE SHRUB (LS)
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
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.