Tea Tree, New Zealand (Leptospermum scopari), packet of 50 seeds

$3.95

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.  Sow in spring, in the warm greenhouse, or anytime under lights.  Sprinkle tiny seed on top of potting soil and tamp in, then keep evenly moist until germination, which takes 2 to 3 weeks.
50 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMOs

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    Gina

    I noticed the common name Manuka. Is this the plant from which bees extract the nectar to make Manuka honey?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Gina,
      Yes, absolutely, sourceplant for manuka honey!
      Richo

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