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Leptospermum scoparium ‘Red Damask’

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An eye-catching evergreen shrub, Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask' has masses of large (up to 1 1/2 cm), double, deep cherry-red flowers which cover the branches in summer. These colourful flowers stand out well against the small, dark green, narrow leaves. A lovely plant, ideal for warm, sunny gardens!

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Leptospermum scoparium ‘Red Damask’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Warm in full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask' is hardy to about -5 C and requires shelter from cold winter winds.
Flowering Period: May - July.
Flower Colour: Cherry-red
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Medium sized, densely branching shrub.
Height: up to 2.5 m (8 ft)
Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)

Notes: Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask' is probably best suited to southern parts of the UK. In the north, it will require a very warm, sheltered position to survive the winters. Please also note that although we usually guarantee plants for a year after purchase, we will NOT replace a Leptospermum scoparium 'Red Damask' which is damaged or killed by winter cold.

Plant Finder: about Leptospermum scoparium ‘Red Damask’

Common names

Tea tree


Leptospermum scoparium ‘Red Damask’ (Tea tree). This bears double, long-lasting, deep red flowers with dark green leaves.


They need a mild-winter climate with full sun and well-drained soil, some of the species will tolerate poor soils and dry conditions, You can propagate from seeds or cuttings in the summer.

Interest and use

Ornamental, cutting bed, dried arrangements, border Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Leptospermum scoparium ‘Red Damask’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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