LAte Flowering SPecies
Leptospermum brachyandrum (Silver Weeping Tea Tree)
This species has great potential for drier parts of Australia. Its natural distribution is Queensland, but it extends into the west of the Great Dividing Range where rainfall is far less reliable and droughts more severe. Despite this, it has been cultivated across large areas of Australia including southern states. It is the tallest growing of the species that we stock, ranging from 4m to 7m and has a weeping habit. The flowers are produced along the pendulous branches in December/January.
Tested DHA levels of 12818 ppm (MGO 1743).
Leptospermum petersonii (Lemon Scented Tea Tree)
Lemon Scented Tea Tree is another widely planted species throughout Australia. Indigenous to northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, it has been used as a street tree in Melbourne for decades. The leaves have a strong lemon scent when crushed. Flowering is January/February and the species appears to be a good nectar producer. Height is from 3m to 5m.
Tested DHA levels of 9744 ppm (MGO 1325).
Leptospermum liversidgeii (Lemon Scented Tea Tree)
Leptospermum liversidgeii is regarded as the latest flowering species in Australia, producing masses of pink flowers along its stems in February/March. The leaves also have a lemon scent when crushed. It is indigenous to northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, where it is found in damp areas, so it will require a good moisture supply to grow well. A low growing species only reaching about 2m in height.
The species averages DHA levels of 6855 ppm (MGO 932).