Dwarf New Zealand Tea Tree
Leptospermum scoparium 'Nanum Ruru'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||lep-toh-SPER-mum sco-PAR-i-um|
|Average Size at Maturity||Grows to 2 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||Most 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||Sedum (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