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.
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.