Leptospermum rotundifolium ‘Manning's Choice’
Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees, Flowers
Native to Australia and New Zealand. Called tea tree because Captain Cook brewed a tea from the leaves and gave it to his crew as a scurvy preventive. Substantial and useful plants year-round; soft and casual looking (never rigid or formal). Most make a display of five-petaled single flowers (somewhat like tiny wild roses) along stems among the small leaves. Petals surround a hard central cone or cup that matures to a woody seed capsule that hangs on for a long time after the petals drop. Flowers are typically white, pink, or red.Leptospermum rotundifolium ‘Manning's Choice’
Grows to 6 ft. tall and slightly wider, with spreading, arching branches. Tiny roundish leaves. Spring flowers to 1 in. across arel avender-pink. Extremely showy in bloom but has a shorter flowering period than L. scoparium.
Shrub. Grows to 6–9 ft. tall and spreads to 10–15 ft. wide, with finely divided, bright gr...
Evergreen from southwestern Australia. Thick rootstocks send up fans of dark green, swordlike leaves a...
Briefly deciduous. To 40–60 ft. tall; pyramidal in youth but more spreading (to about 30 ft.) in...