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Weeping Tea Tree Leptospermum brachyandrum

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:05 PM

Not being able to find a suitable sized melaleuca alternifolia, I was introduced to a substitute. The uses and the scent of the Weeping Tea Tree, leptospermum brachyandrum is the same/similar to that of the melaleuca.

Anyone knows the conditions it needs? Propagation and uses?

I've heard that it can't be eaten. Just used in other ways like the lemon eucalyptus.


http://lh3.ggpht.com/_bWVknK2fL9I/SYfrWrDpnDI/AAAAAAAAA7I/UTzPOjj_jaQ/s400/IMG_5578.JPG


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:48 PM

View Postskyfiery, on Feb 3 2009, 03:05 PM, said:

I've heard that it can't be eaten. Just used in other ways like the lemon eucalyptus.


http://lh3.ggpht.com/_bWVknK2fL9I/SYfrWrDpnDI/AAAAAAAAA7I/UTzPOjj_jaQ/s400/IMG_5578.JPG

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beautiful, sky . apparently valued for its colourful bark and lovely leaves - strictly ornamental i think. apparently good as a bonsai specimen too. now six hunter will buy a dozen, hehehe. :D/>

so far i've not read anything that says it's edible, sky.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:36 PM

View Postshamrock, on Feb 3 2009, 09:48 PM, said:

beautiful, sky . apparently valued for its colourful bark and lovely leaves - strictly ornamental i think. apparently good as a bonsai specimen too. now six hunter will buy a dozen, hehehe. :D/>

so far i've not read anything that says it's edible, sky.


Okays. XD Or else later I consume it then pengz. LOL.

Shall inform sixhunter of this plant. XD See how he can bonsai-fy it. XD

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:24 PM

how much did you pay for this, sky?
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:16 PM

View Postshamrock, on Sep 21 2009, 01:24 PM, said:

how much did you pay for this, sky?


Bought it more than half a year ago from World Farm I think. About...$15 I think...

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:51 PM

View Postskyfiery, on Sep 21 2009, 02:16 PM, said:

Bought it more than half a year ago from World Farm I think. About...$15 I think...

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a garden centre wanted to sell me one at rm15 and i thought it was a bit steep. what a waste ... :(/>
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:57 PM

View Postshamrock, on Sep 21 2009, 02:51 PM, said:

a garden centre wanted to sell me one at rm15 and i thought it was a bit steep. what a waste ... :(/>


Aiyo. What a waste...

*hug hug*

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 06:39 PM

i saw a few 2 days ago and they were so pretty.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:27 PM

View Postshamrock, on Sep 21 2009, 02:51 PM, said:

a garden centre wanted to sell me one at rm15 and i thought it was a bit steep. what a waste ... :(/>


Hi Shamrock,
Got mine Weeping Tea Tree ( Leptospermum Brachyandrum) for $3(Aust Dollars) :hysterical:/> see picture.

Leptospermum species are commonly called "tea - tree". This name arose from the practice of early settlers using an infusion of leaves of aromatic species in hot water to make a tea substitute.

The bark of this plant is basically pale-coloured, but is shed in strips to reveal glossy areas of pinks, greys and browns. the fine, deeply weeping foliage is also an attractive feature.

A Tall, open shrub to 4 m, Leaves are narrow-lanceolate to 5 cm. Flowers are small, white, and occur in spring and early summer.
# Suitable for poorly drained areas.
# Suitable for heavy shade.
# Frost-hardy. (Plants given an this rating will tolerate frosts to -7°C in conditions of normal rainfall.)
# May be used as features.
# Attractive bark or trunk.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee30/adfoo/teatree5972.jpg
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:48 PM

View Postmyherb, on Sep 21 2009, 07:27 PM, said:

Hi Shamrock,
Got mine Weeping Tea Tree ( Leptospermum Brachyandrum) for $3(Aust Dollars) :hysterical:/> see picture.

Leptospermum species are commonly called "tea - tree". This name arose from the practice of early settlers using an infusion of leaves of aromatic species in hot water to make a tea substitute.

The bark of this plant is basically pale-coloured, but is shed in strips to reveal glossy areas of pinks, greys and browns. the fine, deeply weeping foliage is also an attractive feature.

A Tall, open shrub to 4 m, Leaves are narrow-lanceolate to 5 cm. Flowers are small, white, and occur in spring and early summer.
# Suitable for poorly drained areas.
# Suitable for heavy shade.
# Frost-hardy. (Plants given an this rating will tolerate frosts to -7°C in conditions of normal rainfall.)
# May be used as features.
# Attractive bark or trunk.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee30/adfoo/teatree5972.jpg

wow, my herb ... i really hope they grow fast.

then again, i started my Eucalyptus citriodora from seed too. they grew quite quickly. :)/>
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:40 PM

View Postshamrock, on Sep 21 2009, 07:48 PM, said:

wow, my herb ... i really hope they grow fast.

then again, i started my Eucalyptus citriodora from seed too. they grew quite quickly. :)/>


sow the seeds on Aug 28th 09. now they are about one cm tall.
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:48 PM

View Postmyherb, on Sep 21 2009, 08:40 PM, said:

sow the seeds on Aug 28th 09. now they are about one cm tall.


Keep us updated with pictures, myherb! :)/>

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:35 PM

i got this for rm8 ... am very happy with my purchase. :D/>

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:48 PM

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i got this for rm8 ... am very happy with my purchase. :D/>

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/shamrockv/shamrockv3/IMG_7639.jpg


Nice one! :D/>

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:51 PM

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Nice one! :D/>

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finally!! :D/>
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:13 AM

View Postshamrock, on 23 September 2009 - 09:35 PM, said:

i got this for rm8 ... am very happy with my purchase. :D/>

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/shamrockv/shamrockv3/IMG_7639.jpg



Hi Shamrock

How is this tree doing? I am thinking of buying it as well. What are conditions for them in terms of media, sunlight, watering, fert etc
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:55 PM

View PostJeffrey, on 05 May 2010 - 01:13 AM, said:

Hi Shamrock

How is this tree doing? I am thinking of buying it as well. What are conditions for them in terms of media, sunlight, watering, fert etc



hi jeffrey,

it's growing very slowly cos i potted it. re growing conditions, 'my herb' covered this in post #9 i think. :)/>

i'd get a plant, jeffrey. i love the structure.
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 10:39 PM

Jeffrey, do note that the young plants are prone to being attacked by caterpillars.

The plant I bought and placed at home got infested with butterfly eggs and newborn caterpillars.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 10:50 PM

View Postskyfiery, on 05 May 2010 - 10:39 PM, said:

Jeffrey, do note that the young plants are prone to being attacked by caterpillars.

The plant I bought and placed at home got infested with butterfly eggs and newborn caterpillars.

Sky



Hi Sky

Eventually what happened to it?

Did you have to remove the cats and butt eggs?
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 10:51 PM

Yups. I removed the affected leaves also (the half-eaten leaves, and the ones with eggs on them).

I gave the plant to my grandma who has a landed property. I need to ask her how it's doing. I'll try to update you if I can.

The plant is generally easy to take care of.

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