Leptospermum Merinda


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A low growing and spreading shrub to around a metre high and wide, with small mid-green leaves. It has profuse magenta flowers in spring which create a stunning display. Perfect for pot culture or as a feature plant in the garden. A great low maintenance plant for moist but well drained soils. Prune back after flowering and feed in spring with a good native plant fertilizer.

Family: Myrtaceae

Scientific Name: Leptospermum

Cultivar: Merinda

Common Name: Tea Tree

Plant Type: Small shrub

Height: 0.8 ~ 1 metre

Width: 1 ~ 1.5 metre

Flower Colour: Pink

Flowering Time: Spring

Ph Level: Acid, Neutral

Soil Type: Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix

Plant Environment: Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant

Climate Zone: Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool

Light: Sunny, Light shade

Growth Habit: Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading

Lifespan: Perennial

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage

Frost Tolerance: Tolerates light frost

Plant Usage: Feature plant, Screen, Wow factor

Special Features: Cut flower, Bonsai, Fast growing, Playground friendly

Attracts Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Additional information

Weight N/A
Pot Size

140mm, 200mm – In store purchase only, Tube Stock