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Leptospermum obovatum     Common / Product Name: Tea Tree

Genus Species: Leptospermum obovatum    

Common / Product Name: Tea Tree

Habit:   MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)

Available Sizes
  Tube

Height x Width: 3m 1.5m

Pruning:   Light

Frost Tolerance:   High

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Adaptable

Coastal Tolerance:   High

Drought Tolerance:   Medium

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Yes

Flowering:  starts: Early Summer

Flower Colour:   White

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

Lower Temperatures: High frost tolerance. Once established temperatures as low as -7°C for short periods provided the foliage is above frost line.

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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