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Products > Leptospermum petersonii
 
Leptospermum petersonii - Lemon Scented Tea Tree
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtles)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 12-20 feet
Width: 8-12 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Leptospermum petersonii (Lemon Scented Tea Tree) - This is a fast-growing evergreen, open-branched shrub or small tree to 8-20 feet tall with small, narrow (1-2 inch long by up to 1/4 inch wide) pale green leaves. White flowers with green centers bloom in summer on arching, pendulous branches. The leaves, if crushed, give off a lemon scent. It has similar cultural requirements as L. laevigatum. Plant in full sun. It is drought tolerant. Protect from hot, dry winds. It will grow in seaside conditions. It is slightly frost-tender, taking temperatures down to about 25 degrees F.  The information displayed on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations that we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in our crops out in the nursery field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well, and welcome hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Leptospermum petersonii.
 
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