PlantsLeptospermum→New Zealand Tea Tree (Leptospermum scoparium 'Ruby Glow')

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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


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Plant Events from our members
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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Blooming in July... by wcgypsy Jul 30, 2017 10:31 AM 28
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