The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Tea Tree

Latin Name:

Leptospermum scoparium

Plant Type:



Leptospermum scoparium, commonly called mānuka, mānuka myrtle, New Zealand teatree, broom tea-tree, or just tea tree, is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae, native to New Zealand and south-east Australia. Its nectar produces Mānuka honey. This plant is high in sugar and protein and should be avoided.