|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from Australia and New Zealand
A bushy, compact, evergreen shrub with tiny, prickly, burgundy flushed leaves. In late spring it begins to produce an abundance of long-lasting, fully double, deep red flowers. These are magnets for bees, and it is from Leptospermum nectar that the rare, expensive and much-hyped Manuka honey comes.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Leptospermum needs to be grown against a warm sunny wall or in a very sheltered garden.
Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 1.2m x 80cm
Semi mature height and spread after 4 – 5 years if not clipped or pruned 2m x 1.5m
Potential mature height and spread after 8 – 10 years 3m x 3m