Shrubs and small trees with fine sometimes prickly leaves, that are aromatic when crushed. Flowers are small, with 5 petals and generally prolific, with colours ranging from white to pink. The name "Tea-Tree" comes from the practice of settlers steeping the leaves in hot water to make tea.
Photo by: Brian Walters
Size Small tree or shrub 3-7m, with aromatic leaves
Soil Sandy well drained soil
Location Full sun to partial shade
Flowering Late spring and Summer
Very hardy. Moderate growth rate 1-2m. clay and poorly drained soils. White, or rarely pink, Oct-Jan.