Coastal Tea Tree
(Leptospermum laevigatum)

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The Coastal Tea Tree is a small dense tree from the east coast of Australia. It can be utilised as a landscape screen and is very effective in small groves. It features small green leaves and conspicuous white flowers that are produced in spring. Used in subtropical areas as a revegetation tree however this plant can be invasive and is considered a weed in some areas. This plant is a food source and nesting site for birds.

Type
Native
Maintenance
Medium
Water use
Minimal
Lifecycle
Perennial
Container
Zero
Size
Medium Trees & shrubs 3 - 7 metres
Root size
2.5 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Moist temperate with hot summers
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost, Wind, Salt
Regions
Habitat plants, Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Spring