Tea Tree, New Zealand (Leptospermum scopari), potted plant, organic
Family: Myrtle (Myrtaceae)
Hardy to Zones 7 to 11
(Manuka) Perennial evergreen shrub to small tree, growing to 10 feet tall, native to highland Tasmania, New Zealand and New South Wales in Australia. Comely plant produces a dense early summer display of blossoms colored white and tinged with red. Traditional usage (native NZ): stimulating rub for treating rheumatism and muscular pain. Bees visit the flowers and then make manuka honey, which is famed worldwide as a tasty medicinal honey, also used externally for treatment of burns, staph infections and sores that are slow to heal. Sow in spring, in the warm greenhouse, or anytime under lights.
Potted plant, grown from seed, 3-inch pot, nice starters
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