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Leptospermum rupestre (Prostrate tea tree)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Leptospermum rupestre

Other names

Prostrate tea tree

Genus

Leptospermum Leptospermum

Species

L. rupestre - L. rupestre is a spreading evergreen shrub with tiny, white flowers and fragrant, ovate leaves turning bronze or purple in late autumn.


Leptospermum rupestre is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers and foliage are aromatic.

Habit

Spreading, Bushy, Prostrate

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Bronze, Purple in Winter; Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Leptospermum rupestre (Prostrate tea tree) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in a sun. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy, Clay, Chalky (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Leptospermum rupestre

Other names

Prostrate tea tree

Genus

Leptospermum Leptospermum

Species

L. rupestre - L. rupestre is a spreading evergreen shrub with tiny, white flowers and fragrant, ovate leaves turning bronze or purple in late autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers and foliage are aromatic.

Habit

Spreading, Bushy, Prostrate

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Bronze, Purple in Winter; Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Leptospermum rupestre (Prostrate tea tree) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in a sun. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Sandy, Loamy, Clay, Chalky (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3)

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