mid flowering species
Leptospermum polygalifolium (Jelly Bush)
Jelly Bush is one of the best known Australian Leptospermum species and is famous for its honey production. It occurs from Southern New South Wales, extending along the ranges and coast into Queensland. Due to its wide range, it is very adaptable and grows well in southern Victoria as well. A prolific flowering plant in October/November (earlier in northern areas), growing from 2m to 4m.
Tested DHA levels of 18014ppm (MGO 2450).
Leptospermum whitei (Tea Tree)
Leptospermum whitei is one of the highest DHA testing species in Australia. Indigenous to southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, inland of the ranges, its suitability to southern climates will be well worth trialling. Flowering is October/November (earlier in northern areas) with masses of flowers mostly on the tips of branches. Height is 2m to 4m.
Tested DHA levels of 13935 ppm (MGO 1895)
Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka)
Manuka is the most famous of the honey producing Leptospermum species. It is found in Tasmania, Victoria and southern New South Wales, as well as New Zealand, where it is the basis of their medicinal honey industry. A prickly leaved species, it is a prolific flowering plant in October/November. It is a tolerant species that has garden cultivars growing throughout Australia. Height is from 2m to 4m.
Tested DHA levels of 14685 ppm (MGO 1998)