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Leptospermum scoparium

Manuka, Broom Tea-tree

Species Description

This link will give you an image of the species as a mature plant, as well as flower, fruit and seed description.

Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Smoke treatment may improve results.


Capillary watering.


Germination usually occurs within 2-5 weeks.
Smoke treatment may improve germination rate.

Pests and Disease

Webbing caterpillar

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer
Optimal germination temperature 18-25°C.

Seed Collection Timeframe

Year Round

Storage and Ripening

Seed retains viability for several years stored at room temperature.

Grows from Cuttings