Leptospermum polygalifolium – Jelly Bush

A great hardy plant with beautifully arching branches clothed in copper coloured foliage. It grows to around 3 metres tall and 2 metres wide, making it useful for informal hedging and screening, as well as a contrast shrub for other plantings.

It gets a flush of white flowers in spring, which are nectar rich and attract butterflies and other insects. Suits sun or part shade, the foliage colour will be richer with more light.

A light prune will encourage a more dense growth habit. It does well in a range of soil types, from light to clay. Withstands frost and dry spells once established.

Uses: Erosion control, pollution tolerant, hedge, screen, windbreak, attractive foliage

Dimensions: Height: 2 – 3 metres |  Width: 2.5 metres
 Flowering: Profuse white flowers, 1 to 2 cm in diameter, occurring in late spring and summer.
Aspect: Sunny to light shade
Soil type: Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Planting rates: 2/m2

Maintenance: Prune and feed after flowering to encourage more dense growth.

Available sizes: tubes & 140mm pots
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.