NZ Nurseries

Manuka (Red)

$6.00

Wildly important regenerative frontier tree with strong medicinal honey properties. Grows anywhere in NZ and is very hardy once established. Great for a garden! This variety is has the red flower instead of the white. Sometimes referred to as a shrub/tree being significantly shorter than the Kanuka. Read more about Manuka.

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Common Name: Manuka

Scientific Name: Leptospermum scoparium

Height at Maturity: 2 – 5 meters

Time to Maturity: 10 years +

Growth Rate: Medium

Habitat: Growing throughout NZ in altitudes up to 1800m in basically all soil types, it is a great regenerative tree.

Domesticated Uses: Beautiful tree in the garden, especially to help out the bees and geckos.

Medicinal Uses: Well established for medicinal honey with great skin, cough and digestive properties.

Forest Uses: Fantastic for regenerative areas in cleared land, slips and fires. One of the first trees to come back and create a natural nursery for the second generation of the forest to come through.

Flowering: November to January

Fruiting/Nectar: ~December

Birds Life:  Manuka provides food sources for bees and insects. The insects in turn support a bird population.

Planting Instructions: Once they are of a reasonable size they can be planted. Make sure they are kept free of weeds until they can get on top of them. Great for beating gorse.

 

Read more on Manuka and also the difference between Manuka and Kanuka

Pot Size

50mm pot

Tree Location

Tasman

Seed Source

Tasman

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