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Leptospermum obovatum

blunt-leaf tea tree

A dense upright shrub growing to 4m in height and spreading 2m. Aromatic dark green to grey-green foliage with blunt tips. Creamy white flowers occuring in summer.
originNSW, ACT, Vic
cultural notesA hardy shrub tolerant of most soils provided they are not waterlogged. Can be grown in full sun to heavy shade.
maintenanceCan be lighly pruned if necessary.
toleratesTolerant of frost, drought and low nutrient soils.
flowering seasonSummer.
flower colourCreamy white flowers to 12mm in diameter.
foliage colourThe leaves are dark green to grey-green, leathery and can be narrow or broad to 2cm in length.
widthup to 2m
heightup to 4m
plant spacing80cm apart
recommended usesUseful as a screen or informal hedge.

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