Leptospermum scoparium: Manuka Myrtle

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Leptospermum scoparium, commonly called mānuka, manuka myrtle, New Zealand teatree, broom teatree, or just tea tree, is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae, native to New Zealand and southeast Australia.

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It is a prolific scrub-type tree and is often one of the first species to regenerate on cleared land. It is typically a shrub growing to 2–5 m [7–16 ft] tall, but can grow into a moderately sized tree, up to 15 m [49 ft] or so in height. It is evergreen, with dense branching and small leaves. The flowers are white, occasionally pink with five petals. The wood is tough and hard.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140509]

Source: Wikipedia

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