Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Prickly Tea-Tree

Leptospermum continentale is the botanical name of a variable shrub known as Prickly Tea-Tree. Its height and width will be 2m typically, but its shape and size can be of variation. Its flowers are 1cm in diameter and most are coloured white but some will be pale pink. These flowers grow in late spring to early summer.

A hardy plant, it tolerates most soils. It takes preference in light shade, and does not well in highly wet, dry or shady conditions. It takes tolerance of drought and to an extent also frost and coastal areas.

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