Myrtaceae. A tall shrub or small tree with a bushy crown and papery bark. The short leaves have prominent oil glands and are rich in aromatic oil, which is the source of Tea Tree Oil. Many-flowered spikes of white flowers
Can be grown in a wide range of soils, but performs best in well-drained but moist soil in full sun. It responds well to heavy pruning. Tea trees are drought-tolerant, but are not frost-tolerant.
Ht. 7m. Eastern Australia. *