Tea Tree, New Zealand (Leptospermum scopari), packet of 50 seeds
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. Sprinkle tiny seed on top of potting soil and tamp in, then keep warm and evenly moist until germination, which takes 2 to 3 weeks.
50 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMOs