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Prickly Tea-tree

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Kevin Sparrow
Leptospermum continentale

A narrow upright prickly leaved shrub with hard flaky bark. While flowers are masses along the stems and the seed capsules are domed and hairless. This shrub grows in well drained to moist sandy and light clay soils in full sun to partial shade. It is an adaptable plant that tolerates wet sites.

Type: 
Shrub
Height: 
1 - 2m
2 - 3m
3+m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Heavy and Clay soil
Sandy Soil
Full Coastal Exposure
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Acidic Soils
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Nectar and Pollen
Butterfly Attracting
Birds
Plant Origin: 
Local Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/NSW/SA

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