Leptospermum ‘Lemon Scented Tea Tree’

Leptospermum petersonii (Lemon Scented Tea Tree)

Full Sun Dry Tolerant Wind Tolerant


Fast growing, rounded shrub with flaky bark and dense foliage that has a lemon fragrance when crushed.

Young leaves are bronze or reddish. Small white flowers are produced en masse. Excellent screening shrub, windbreaker or hedge. Remove lower branches to create a small tree.

Prefers mild to warm climates and well drained soil. Slightly frost tender. Responds well to clipping and pruning. Will benefit from extra water during very dry periods.

  • Max growth of 2-3m high and 1-2m wide.
  • Full Sun
  • Flowers in Spring and Summer.

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Native Plant

Dry Tolerant

Wind Tolerant


Medium Shrub

2-3m Mature Height

1-2m Mature Width

Additional information


Full Sun


Dry Tolerant, Evergreen, Flowering, Native Plant, Screening plant, Shrub (Medium Height), Wind Tolerant

Pot Sizes

14cm pot


Prefers Warm Conditions, Water Well In Summer, Well Drained Position

Foliage Colour

Burgandy/Bronze tones, Red tones

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