MYRTLE / GREY TEA-TREE (Leptospermum myrtifolium) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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Shrub to 2m with grey leaves, masses of white flowers, large, showy seed capsules. Flowering mainly occurs from January to February.
Myrtle tea-tree usually grows in poorly-drained soils in woodland, on the edges of high altitude swamps and along rocky creek banks. It occurs south from the Orange district in New South Wales to eastern Victoria.
Suitable for: shelterbelt/
Tolerates: frost, snow well-
The fresh, pungent leaves are a fragrant and refreshing tea substitute. Honeybees gather the nectar from its flowers.