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Tea tree winter cheer A pretty show in my garden at the moment from the Red-flowering Tea Tree, a native to this country. <br />
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A shrub with deep burgundy foliage and lots of tiny vibrant hot pink flowers that appear from now, through winter and in to spring. Growth is compact to around 1 m. Each flower 1 cm diameter.<br />
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This cultivar is Leptospermum scoparium &#039;rubrum nana&#039;. <br />
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Reportedly, first British settlers to Australia made tea from the leaves. <br />
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Tea tree winter cheer

A pretty show in my garden at the moment from the Red-flowering Tea Tree, a native to this country.

A shrub with deep burgundy foliage and lots of tiny vibrant hot pink flowers that appear from now, through winter and in to spring. Growth is compact to around 1 m. Each flower 1 cm diameter.

This cultivar is Leptospermum scoparium 'rubrum nana'.

Reportedly, first British settlers to Australia made tea from the leaves.

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  1. Very elegant shot, Ruth! Posted 5 months ago

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''Leptospermum scoparium'', commonly called mānuka, manuka myrtle, New Zealand teatree, broom teatree, or just tea tree, is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae, native to New Zealand and southeast Australia.

Similar species: Myrtales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded May 2, 2019. Captured May 1, 2019 11:57 in 157 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/197s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm