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janetrosejanetrose Posts: 1

I bought what I thought was a tea tree plant at gardeners world live about 3years ago. It is a shrub, has very fine leaves, smells like tea tree when crushed and in spring, early summer is covered in tiny bright pink bell shaped flowers (a bit like large Heather flowers). I can't find it anywhere to identify it. All the tea tree plants shown have white bottle brush flowers or large open pinch flowers. Can anyone help?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,572

    What is a tea tree? is it a camellia or nothing to do with tea you drink?

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,509

    Try Leptospermum scoparium janet rose. That may be it.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,509

    Tea tree produces an aromatic oil nutcutlet. A separate plant altogether from Camellia. Another use of similar names for different plants - just to confuse us gardeners even more image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,572

    Thank you ladybirdimage

    I think I'll stick to my hardy plants with proper names, I know what I'm talking about with thoseimage

    Last edited: 26 June 2016 18:19:55

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,509

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    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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