• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Grows to 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dwarf Habit
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lep-toh-SPER-mum sco-PAR-i-um
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth habit:Compact, Rounded
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Grows to 2 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleRustic
    Design IdeasMost Leptospermum are big upright plants, but this charming short-statured cultivar is one of the few that fits into city gardens. A striking accent, its tufts of very fine-textured foliage bloom brilliantly. To intensify its presence, group in clusters of three to five. Add to rock gardens in warmer climates, grow on sunny banks and slopes, where it will thrive in the heat, or line several into an exceptionally drought-resistant flowering hedge. Ideal for integrating into landscapes with Mediterranean plants and Southwestern natives.
    Companion PlantsSedum (Sedum); Echeveria (Echeveria); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Aster (Aster); Blue Fescue (Festuca)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average, well-drained, neutral to slightly acidic soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.