Common Names: black tea tree, river tea tree
Type: Evergreen tree
Size: 20 ft. high and 15 ft. wide.
Flowers: Covered with white to cream flowers in cylinder-shaped spikes, summer; fine, narrow, fragrant leaves.
Uses: Shade tree, wet location, hedge, screen. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Nectar for hummingbirds. Deer resistant.
Soil: Tolerates poorly drained and shallow soil as well as some salt.
Water: Low water; tolerates more.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Responds well to pruning and shaping.
Pests & Diseases: Pest and disease free.
Notes: Cultivar ‘Golden Gem’ is a shrub about 6 ft. high with gold leaves. Usually found along rivers and streambeds in its native Australia. Hardy to 20° F.