New Zealand Trailing Tea Tree
Not really a tea tree, this form of New Zealand Trailing Tea Tree only grows to about a foot tall by 4′ wide and makes a lovely, fragrant, evergreen groundcover. White blossoms cover the plant in early summer and the foliage has the refreshing fragrance that one expects from this lovely genus. Makes a great ground cover beneath young fruit trees or trailing over a rock wall.
Latin Name: Leptospermum rupestre
Site and Soil: Well draining unamended soils in full all day sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 5 F.
Size at Maturity: 1’x4′
Bloom Time: Early summer
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed
USDA Zone: 7b