Leptospermum scoparium
(Manuka)

Details:

Foliage Colour: Green
Height: 300 cm
Width: 200 cm
Growth per Annum: Fast
Climate: Hardy
Sun: Full Sun
Soil: Well Drained, Moist, Wet

A fast growing shrub with abundant white flowers in Summer. The flowers are attractive to bees.  The leaves are very small and prickly to touch where as kanuka leaves are soft to touch.

 

Both manuka and kanuka are used as a nurse crop with other early colonizing plants for revegetation / restoration planting and are also very effective in erosion control.