Leptospermum liversidgei

Leptospermum liversidgei

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lemon scented tea-tree
Temporarily out of stock due to recent high demand. New stock coming soon, the timing of which will be determined by prevailing seasonal growing conditions. This species will be listed here as available in due course.
Minimum Purchase:
5 seedlings
Maximum Purchase:
400 seedlings

Leptospermum liversidgei, commonly known as lemon-scented tea-tree, swamp may, olive tea tree, or lemon tea tree is a shrub to 4 m found naturally growing in wet coastal heath in Eastern Australia. In fact, this plant must have abundant soil moisture in the root zone such is found in wet coastal heathland in Queensland and Northern NSW.

This plant will not tolerate the arid zone conditions and extreme 'dry' heat found in the inland.

Leptospermum liversidgei foliage is rich in essential oils and produces lemony essential oil often used as an insect repellant.

The nectar produced by the flowers of this plant is known to be highly bio-active producing high levels of DHA (dihydroxyacetone) which is the precursor for MGO (methylglyoxal) which is found in the bioactive honey.

(see www.leptospermum.com.au)