early flowering Leptospermum species
Leptospermum polygalifolium pink (Jelly Bush)
Pink Jelly Bush is our earliest flowering cultivar, beginning in July and flowering through until September. It may even start earlier in some areas. This cultivar has been widely planted across Australia and is very adaptable to most climates. Pink Jelly Bush is a low growing shrub of 1m to 2m in height, so it could be under planted with taller species.
Tested DHA levels of 10498 (MGO 1428).
Leptospermum lanigerum pink (Woolly Tea Tree)
The pink form of Woolly tea tree is a prolific and long flowering plant. Extremely tolerant of wet conditions, it needs reliable moisture to grow well, and is ideally suited to planting along creeks and in boggy areas. Flowering is September/October, and even into the start of November, making it one of the longest flowering Leptospermum. Height 3m to 5m.
Tested DHA levels of 10925 ppm (MGO 1486).
Leptospermum polygalifolium ssp tropicum (Cardwell Tea Tree)
The Cardwell Tea Tree is a widely grown plant across Australia. Despite originating in Queensland, it has proven to be tolerant of southern conditions, frost and even snow. Flowering is September/October and is extremely prolific with masses of flowers produced. It also has a slightly weeping habit adding to the beauty of the bush. Height is 2m to 5m
Tested DHA levels of 7299 ppm (MGO 993).
Leptospermum lanigerum (Woolly Tea Tree)
The Woolly Tea Tree is indigenous to a wide area of South Eastern Australia, although it is only found in damp areas. Extremely tolerant of wet conditions and even inundation, I have seen this species flower after two years of planting in suitable sites. A great nectar producing plant, it flowers October/November, with its flowers almost completely obscuring its soft grey foliage. Height is from 3m to 5m.
Tested DHA levels of 8388 ppm (MGO 1141).