General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry 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: 6 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Double, dark ruby-red.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • New Zealand Tea Tree
  • New Zealand Tea Bush
  • Manuka

Photo Gallery
Location: In my garden
Date: 2014-04-15
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Date: 2020-05-20

Date: 2009-04-01
Location: Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-04-01
New Zealand Tea Tree (Leptospermum scoparium 'Ruby Glow') in Zone

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2009-04-01
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dragonfetti On March 12, 2015 Obtained plant
Not sure if they have survived the winter although they were protected.
dragonfetti On October 27, 2014 Obtained plant
One gallon plant from Lowe's, $3.00.
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