Bold bright native shrub with dramatic deep maroon foliage and lots of tiny vibrant hot pink flowers in winter and spring. Compact to around 1m, lovely as a small hedge, in a mixed bed, or in pots. The first settlers reportedly made tea from the leaves. Always in demand with our customers. If you're looking for a taller version, choose Burgundy Queen.
Leptospermum rubrum nana - dwarf red tea tree DESCRIPTION: Compact growing variety with fine, slender, dark burgundy foliage and an abundance of small hot pink open flowers during winter and spring. USE IN: Native gardens for year roundcolour, foreground/feature planting and as a hedge. Suited to container planting. A stunning addition to flower arrangements. LOCATION: Sunny to part shade, suitable to exposed areas in most parts of Australia. Tolerates light frost and is drought resistant. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks, prune as required to promote new growth and fertilise using a slow release native fertiliser yearly. Prune after flowering to promote dense growth habit. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1 m H x 1 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tube-stock plants with young healthy roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.
We can't ship this product to South Australia for biosecurity reasons.