New Zealand Tea Tree, New Zealand Tea Bush, Manuka
Leptospermum scoparium 'Ruby Glow'

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Leptospermum (lep-toh-SPER-mum) (Info)
Species: scoparium (sko-PAIR-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Ruby Glow

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sao Paulo,

Livermore, California

Mountain View, California

Oak View, California

San Diego, California

Yuba City, California

Belleview, Florida

Clearwater, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Sebastian, Florida

Milford, New Jersey

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 12, 2011, Kbtoni from Milford, NJ wrote:

I bought my Australian Tea Rose from Well Sweep Herb Farm last year. I have been successful in keeping it moist and alive as an indoor plant in the winter.I place it outside in full sun all spring and summer until the first frost. The blooms are deep pink and beautiful in very early spring. The trick is to NEVER let it dry out or you will lose it. The owner's of Well Sweep have been growing them for year and are very knowledgeable about how to care for them. I just love the challenge!

Neutral

On Mar 27, 2009, reuter98 from Livingston, TX wrote:

I saw this plant, or similar variety of New Zealand Tea at Cornelius Nursery in Houston, TX this month.

Neutral

On Feb 10, 2009, Ans from Talking Rock, GA wrote:

The plant does not grow in GA.
I am looking for a plant.

Positive

On May 23, 2007, Opoetree from Oak View, CA wrote:

We have quite a few of these plants growing in my area. Some of them are large and flower profusely...very attractive. During the winter months, the one behind my house displays almost brownish-colored leaves...but in the spring the lovely blossoms appear and the leaves brighten considerably. It is a charming and somewhat unusual plant. I have seen various colors of the blossoms...mine are of the deep rosy pink variety.