Lemon scented Tea Tree

Lemon scented Tea Tree

Leptospermum petersonii

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Care Information

Expected Height Range:

3 m - 5 m

Spread Range:

2 m - 3 m

Preferred positioning:

Full sun, Partial sun, and Partial shade

Common uses:

Coastal garden, Fragrant, Supports wildlife, Drought tolerant, Privacy screening, Low maintenance garden, Specimen plant, and Wind protection

Flower Season/s:

Summer and Spring

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:



Endemic to the Eastern regions of Australia, specifically Northern New South Wales and South Eastern Queensland. Its habitat spans across coastal regions and into rainforest margins.

Leaf information:

Narrow green and highly aromatic leaves (when crushed)

Preferred Soil:

Prefers a well-drained soil but is quite adaptable, tolerating both slightly acidic and slightly alkaline conditions

Known for its aromatic, lemon-scented leaves, not only does it bring a refreshing fragrance, but it also attracts a variety of pollinators. Its resilience and low maintenance make it a great choice for gardeners looking for a beautiful and hardy plant. In its natural habitat, the Lemon-scented Tea Tree plays a significant role in supporting wildlife, offering shelter and food sources for a variety of birds, insects, and other fauna. The strong citrus aroma in the leaves also serve as a deterrent to certain pests such as mosquitos, fleas and ticks.

Care Considerations:

Watering should be regular until the plant is established, after which it little to no watering should be required. Pruning can be done to shape the plant and encourage denser growth, but is not essential. Fertilising is not strictly necessary but an occasional feed with a low-phosphorus fertilizer can be applied once a year.
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