Height: 6-15'; Spread: 3-6'
Evergreen; rounded, erect form with upright, densely spreading canopy.
Aromatic, 1/2", dark green, needle-like leaves.
Showy, 1/2-1" single or double flowers. Comes in white, pink, or red. Flowers all year, but profusely in spring.
Persistent, 1/8-1/4" green to brown, round, dehiscent capsules.
Brown and gray, shaggy, with some peeling.
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), any soil, some shade, coastal conditions, medium winds.
- Special Considerations:
Susceptible to thrips and twig dieback. Do not prune into hardwood without active growth. Thrive in coastal conditions.
- Notable Traits:
Native to New Zealand. Profuse, showy flowers in multiple colors.
New Zealand Tea Tree