Sunday, April 19, 2009
I've never grown leptospermum (tea tree) in my gardens before. They are usually sold clipped into tight little lollipop trees around here, which do nothing for me. They are also a rather stiff plant. However I bought the charming little pink and white one for this flower bed because the colors were complimentary to the other flowers in the bed, like this osteospermum, 'Sheila'. At the time I didn't even realize what it was, I just liked the form and blooms and I was a bit surprised when I realized it was a tea tree. It will most likely get huge, but so far I am quite fond of it in this place.