Leptospermum scoparium Red Damask


Leptospermum scoparium Red Damask, New Zealand Tea Tree. An evergreen compact shrub with arching stems of dark green leaves and pretty double red flowers. Uses include warm wall, pot or Conservatory plant. Max Height 3m. Max Spread 3m. Flowers May to June.



Plant in fertile well drained soil. Full sun / partial shade, Not hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.