How to grow Leptospermum scoparium

Leptospermum scoparium growing shrub‎ or tree of the genus Leptospermum also known as Manuka plant, Leptospermum scoparium perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant and attract Manuka beetle, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.

Leaves color green in linear shape.

Leptospermum scoparium flower

Flower color pink or white in bowl shape with five to full petals.

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How to grow Leptospermum scoparium growing and care:

Acid soil, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, unless

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Pyronota festiva

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
2-4m, 80-160 inches, 6-12 feet (as shrub), 5-10m, 15-30 feet (as tree)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Pink or white in bowl shape with five petals

Scientific name:

Leptospermum scoparium

How to grow Leptospermum scoparium

Leptospermum scoparium


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9