Tea-Trees (Leptospermum)

Shrubs and small trees with fine sometimes prickly leaves, that are aromatic when crushed. Flowers are small, with 5 petals and generally prolific, with colours ranging from white to pink. The name "Tea-Tree" comes from the practice of settlers steeping the leaves in hot water to make tea.

Photo by: Brian Walters

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Tantoon - Leptospermum polygalifolium

Small tree 3-7m
Sandy well drained soil
Full sun to partial shade
Flowering Spring and Summer


Prickly Tea-tree - Leptospermum juniperinum

Shrub 2-3m
Clay and poorly drained, sandy soils
Flowers Oct-Jan
Erosion and revegetating swampy areas
Attracts native bees


Peach Blossom Tea-tree - Leptospermum squarrosum

Small shrub 1-3m hardy
Tolerant of both well-drained and damp soil
Full sun, partial shade
Flowers Autumn to Winter