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Manuka

Pink cultivar
Family Myrtaceae
Name Leptospermum scoparium
Common Names Manuka, Tea tree
Etymology
Leptospermum From Greek leptos meaning slender, and Greek sperma meaning seed.
scoparium From Latin scopa meaning broom.

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  See also:  NZ Natives, Trees & shrubs
  Buy seeds:  Seeds - Trees and Shrubs

Manuka is an easy to grow small tree that produces small white flowers in the Spring. Cultivars with double and/or red / pink flowers exist. The tree requires minimal maintenance. A light prune after flowering to keep it compact. This quick growing tree is a good shelter plant and can be used to nurture young native trees.

 Species

Species manuka all have white single flowers with 5 petals. A few have a hint of pink in the petals.


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 Cultivars

This an easy to grow hybrid manuka, a New Zealand native large shrub that produces masses of small flowers in late Winter. The flowers are either single or double, and vary in colour from white to pink and red. Also available are dwarf and trailing varieties.



Double light pink

Double light pink

Double light pink

Double light pink

The tree is usually covered in flowers.

Double white

Double white

Single red

Double red

Double red

Single pink

Single pink

Single pink

Single pink

Single pink

The abundant flowers start when the tree is only very small.

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