New Zealand Tea Tree (Leptospermum scoparium 'Crimson Glory')

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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
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Pollinators: Various insects

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Jun 7, 2013 10:45 AM

The Tea tree needs careful pruning since mature wood does not have live buds. If you trim back to older wood, it will not grow back. A light pruning after the flowering period is what is recommended.

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