Dwarf New Zealand Tea Tree

Leptospermum scoparium 'Nanum Ruru'

A dwarf, tightly-branched evergreen shrub that is covered with extremely tiny, dark green foliage. Showy, deep-pink flowers begin at early age. A good choice for accents, rock gardens or front of borders.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationlep-toh-SPER-mum sco-PAR-i-um
Average Size at MaturityGrows to 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsSedum (Sedum); Echeveria (Echeveria); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Aster (Aster); Blue Fescue (Festuca)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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