Leptospermum Petersonii – Lemon Scented Tea Tree

Leptospermum Petersonii – Lemon Scented Tea Tree

Leptospermum petersonii is a popular small plant known for its different common names within several regions such as: lemon tea Tree, lemon scented tea tree, lemon-scented tea tree and common tea tree.  This plant is also belongs from Myrtaceae family and native to eastern parts of Australia. This plant is naturally appearing within sclerophyll forest, rocky escarpements and rainforest area. Leptospermum petersonii is generally cultivated as one kind of ornamental plant and for its essential oil. White color flower of this plant is used in different medicinal purpose.

Height: Five meter and Width: Three meter

Uses: Leaves are used as essential oil after commercial purification process, which contains citral, citronellal, and pinene.

Planting tips: Tropical climate is considered most suitable condition for this plant growth and production. Now, this plant is grown in most of the parts of world due to its demand by making good surrounding.

Soil type: Well drained soil loaded with proper food supplements is more helpful for this plants growth.

Aspect: Full sun or half shade is more suitable for healthy development of this plant.

Pruning:   After flowering pruning can help this plant for compact growth.

Water requirement: Low or medium water need for this plant development.

Feeding: This is a low maintenance plant and few care after pruning offering it quick growth.

Pests and problems: No problems arise with proper care.

Climate: Suitable for eastern parts of Australia.