Lemon-scented Tea-tree (Leptospermum petersonii)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 20 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leaves have a lemony-citrus fragrance. New leaves are a bronze shade.
Fruit: Other: 1/4 to 1/2 inch dry, brown capsule
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Zone 9b. Glorious sight!

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