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Lemon-Scented Tea Tree Leptospermum petersonii

Lemon-Scented Tea Tree Leptospermum petersonii

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Lemon-Scented Tea Tree Leptospermum petersonii

Your plant will be shipped with the roots wrapped in damp paper towels and with plastic and ready to plant upon arrival. The plant will be between 10” to 14” in height with well-developed roots. Planting guidelines will also be included.

Small tree 10-20' with fine, lime green scented foliage and white flowers in early summer. Hardy to most soils and situations. Tolerant of light frosts, extended dry periods and pruning. Great small tree for small gardens. Excellent screen, windbreak and hedge. Leaves and stems contain essential oils used in candle and soap making. Leaves can be used as a tea substitute.

Edible and Medicinal Uses

The leaves are used to brew a strongly aromatic tea, or they can be added as a flavouring to china tea. They are strongly lemon-scented. The leaves, and especially the essential oil obtained from them, is antibacterial, antiseptic and mildly sedative. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy.

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