Height: 10-30'; Spread: 10-30'
Slow to moderate
Evergreen; irregular canopy.
Dull, gray-green, 1", oval leaves.
1/2-1" white, 5-petaled flowers in spring.
Persistent, 1/4" leathery, dehiscent capsules, green to brown.
Dull green to gray, twisting, exfoliating, deeply furrowed bark.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Low. Early pruning will train a good shape; regular pruning needed less frequently with age.
Drought (once established), loam or sandy soils, some shade, coastal conditions, medium winds.
- Special Considerations:
Also grows as a horizontal shrub, so needs to be properly pruned to shape into a tree form.
- Notable Traits:
Native to Australia. Commonly seen in Golden Gate Park as a shrub with twisted, interesting trunks.
Australian Tea Tree