A dwarf red flowering Leptospermum
A dwarf tea tree with red flowers, Leptospermum scoparium Nanum Rubrum makes an exciting alternative as a low care border or hedging plant.
This is a low shrubby Leptospermum cultivar and with very attractive red flowers and good burgundy to red foliage makes an excellent feature plant in a rock garden, or can be planted at around 75 cm apart to form a border.
The long lasting red flowers appear in masses from winter to spring and this adds colour to landscaping schemes when most needed.
Also suited to growing in containers in a sunny courtyard or on a balcony.
Leptospermum scoparium Nanum Rubrum Care
Once established Leptospermum scoparium Nanum Rubrum is a very low care plant.
Water regularly through the establishment period and the first summer, allowing the soil to dry a little between waterings.
Use a slow release fertiliser once a year in spring.
Mulch around the plant to suppress weeds and maintain a cool root run.
Pruning Leptospermum scoparium Nanum Rubrum
If you prune lightly each year after flowering you will maintain a good bushy growth habit with lots of flowers.
- Height – Will reach 1m in height.
- Spread – Will spread to cover 1 metre.
- Soil – well drained
- Position – Full sun to a little light shade.
- Flowers pink to red.
- Foliage – Deep burgundy with a green tinge
- Flowering time – Winter to spring
- Growth rate – Moderate
- Drought tolerant – Yes once established.
- Coastal conditions – Yes, well suited to coastal areas.
Available for sale from the following wholesale growers
1870 South Gippsland Hwy Cranbourne Vic 3977 - email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Growers of a wide range of native & exotic trees, shrubs, ground covers and climbers in 14cm pots Promotional & PBR Lines and garden hardy favourites. Supplying all states. www.faceysnursery.com.au