New Zealand Tea Tree (Leptospermum scoparium 'Ballerina')

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 8 - 10'
Plant Spread: 8 - 10'
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Flowering Tree
Medicinal Herb
Pollinators: Various insects

in it's bush form yet; it's still yyoung

Garden Tours:  flaflwrgrl, AnnGarden Tours: flaflwrgrl, Ann
By Sharon on October 29, 2011

Welcome to All Things Plants: Garden Tours. Each week we'll take you on a tour of the lovely gardens of one of our members. Join us now as we travel way down south to Florida where Ann will take us through the gardens she has created. You are going to love what you see!

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Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Sep 17, 2011 8:34 PM

This is one of the most charming plants I've ever had. I love the delicate look of it, with its tiny, needle-like leaves, which are fragrant when crushed. The flowers look like tiny wild roses to me. This variety has blooms that begin white. As they age, they turn pink and then finally they turn rose. It takes almost a year for the seed pods to form and ripen. Inside are hundreds of miniscule seeds, which will sprout if you plant them when they're fresh.

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