The common name ‘TeaTree’ is derived from the practice of the early settlers who soaked the leaves of several species in boiling water to make a tea substitute.
The characteristic five petalled flowers have a dainty appearance and are produced in profusion. They attract many bees and butterflies.
Small tree with fine, lime green scented foliage and white flowers in early summer. Hardy to most soils and situations. Tolerant of light frosts, extended dry periods and pruning. Great small tree for small gardens. Excellent screen, windbreak and hedge.
Leaves and stems contain essential oils used in candle and soap making. Leaves can be used as a tea substitute.
Form: Shrub or Tree to 4 Metres High
Aspect: Full Sun
Soil/Conditions: Adaptable / Well-Drained
NOTE - Living plants must be collected (by appointment) - postage not available