Leptospermum Scoparium 'Manuka Myrtle'-BUSH TUCKA-BUY IN BULK-seeds
Ideal sowing temp: 18-22C
Position: Full Sun; Well Drained.
Preparation: Keep damp but not wet until sprouts appear.
Sowing: Sprinkle seed on top of growing medium, mist with water.
Care: Keep moist but not wet.
Sprouting: 14-30 days.
Native to New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand. Famous for the Manuka honey that originates from this plant as it has for its spectacular showy flowers. The Maori name is kahikātoa, but it is commonly called Tea Tree because early colonists used its aromatic foliage as an alternative to tea.
A very hardy, erect shrub with small aromatic leaves 1 cm long and white to pink open flowers, 1.5 cm across appearing in summer, on a stiffly branching stem. The seed head sprays are often used in flower arrangements.
Prefers a light moist well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.
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****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants. Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.