New Zealand tea

(Bot.) a myrtaceous shrub (Leptospermum scoparium) of New Zealand and Australia, the leaves of which are used as a substitute for tea.
(Bot.) See under New Zealand.

See also: New Zealand, Tea

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This unique honey comes from bees that feed on the nectar of the New Zealand Tea Tree (manuka flower).
For height, texture, and color, landscape architect Stefan Thuilot added Eastern redbud, variegated Japanese silver grass, strawberry tree, and a pink-flowering New Zealand tea tree.
Black shows how complex is the world of maps by referring to a New Zealand tea towel which showed the world with New Zealand at the 'top': it is only convention that places the north at the 'top' of what is, after all, a globe.
Some tree options are Chinese Elm, Australian and New Zealand tea trees, and melaleucas.
I love Leptospermum scoparium, otherwise known as New Zealand tea tree.
A type of honey shown to have a powerful anti-bacterial action comes from the flower of the Manuka, or New Zealand Tea Tree.
At the base of a slope, she planted several different cultivars of what many consider to be some of the trickiest plants to grow: the Australian and New Zealand tea trees (Leptospermum species), most of which are actually shrubs.
It is botanically related to the New Zealand tea tree (Leptospermum scoparium) and bears a superficial resemblance to it.
For a long bloom season, few shrubs can beat New Zealand tea tree (Leptospermum scoparium).
An established New Zealand tea tree has an extensive root system that makes it quite drought tolerant, but young plants must have regular watering.
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