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Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask' (d) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Leaf

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Red in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

tea tree 'Red Damask'

Family

Myrtaceae


Leptospermum are aromatic evergreen shrubs or small trees with small, often silky leaves and 5-petalled flowers in late spring and summer

'Red Damask' is a dense medium-sized evergreen shrub with narrow, dark green leaves. Flowers deep red, fully double, about 12mm in width and very freely borne from late spring

Synonym(s)

  • Leptospermum 'Red Damask'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered, warm, sunny position

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Wall-side Borders or Gravel Garden


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free