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Leptospermum scoparium 'Snow White' (Tea Tree)

Tea Tree 'Snow White', Broom Tea Tree 'Snow White', Mānuka 'Snow White', Manuka myrtle 'Snow White', New Zealand Tea Tree 'Snow White'


Leptospermum scoparium ‘Snow White’ (Tea Tree) is a compact-rounded, densely branched, evergreen shrub with small, aromatic (when crushed), needle-like, gray-green leaves often tinged with pink in cool weather. In late spring and early summer, a profusion of pure white fully double flowers adorned with green centers are borne along the stems. Attractive to bees, they give way to small woody capsules containing tiny seeds, that hang on for a long time after the petals drop. Adding ornamental appeal to the landscape, this is a remarkable shrub for the sunny border or containers.

  • Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall and wide (120-150 cm).
  • Easily grown in slightly acid, fertile, well-drained soils in full sun or light shade. Provide a sheltered, warm, sunny site. Young plants appreciate a consistently moist soil, but established plants prefer moderate but even moisture. Tolerance for drought and poor soil makes this plant suitable for cultivation in dry Mediterranean climates.
  • Great for beds and borders, containers, Mediterranean gardens, gravel and rock gardens.
  • Virtually disease and pest free. Root rot may occur in overly moist soils. Deer resistant
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • Minimal pruning required. Prune after flowering to maintain shape and encourage bushier, more floriferous growth. Never cut into bare wood as new growth is unlikely to sprout.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 10
Heat Zones 3 – 11
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 10
Heat Zones 3 – 11
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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