Ruby Glow Leptospermum

Leptospermum scoparium “Rudy Glow” (Tea Tree) is an upright, densely branched, evergreen shrub with small aromatic (when crushed), needle-like, dark-green leaves often tinged with pink in cool weather. In late spring and early summer, a profusion of rich ruby-red fully double flowers are borne along the stems. Attractive to bees, they give way to small woody capsules containing tiny seeds, that hang on for a long time after the petals drop. Adding ornamental appeal to the landscape, this is a remarkable shrub for the sunny border or containers. Great as a flowering hedge too.