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Leptospermum scoparium 'Nichollsii Nanum' 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

Green in Autumn, Summer and Winter
Green and Purple in Spring

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

tea tree 'Nichollsii Nanum'

Family

Myrtaceae


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

'Nicholsii Nanum' is a dwarf evergreen shrub to 35cm, with small, narrow, dark purplish-green leaves and solitary, dark-eyed, crimson flowers from late spring

Synonym(s)

  • Leptospermum nicholsii 'Nanum'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural, City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Mediterranean Climate Plants, Patio/Container Plants or Drought Resistant


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free