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Lemon Tea Tree
Scientific Name: Leptospermum petersonii Bail.
Synonym: Leptospermum citratum
Family: Myrtaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 14-24,26
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25F (-4C)

Heat Tolerance: Does better with afternoon shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Eastern Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub or small tree, up to 13 feet tall (4 m), 10 feet spread (3 m); flaky bark; lemon-scented narrow dark green leaves, about 1.6 inches long (4 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Cuttings or seed

Used to make hedges 7 to 10 feet tall (2-3 m).
The name of Tea Tree refers to its use as an herbal tea to avoid scurvy. The Lemon Tea Tree is sometimes used to make a lemon scented tree.

Blooming Habits:
5-petaled scented perfect white flowers, 0.6 inch in diameter (1.5 cm), in early spring to early summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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