New Zealand Tea Latin Name: leptospermum scoparium
The Basics This evergreen shrub has beautiful hot pink flowers that bloom profusely during mid spring and early fall. It attracts butterflies and is ideally used as a hedge or screen due to it reaching 6-10 feet in height (6-8 feet wide).
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme Heat Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 9-11
The Care This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Shear annually to maintain desired shape.