Manuka

Scientific Name: 
Leptospermum scoparium
Family Name: 
Myrtaceae
Place of Origin: 
New Zealand, Southeastern Australia
Plant Description: 
A dense shrub like tree with small leaves and white or pink flowers.
Plant Height: 
2-5m
Plant Use: 
Beverage
Medicinal
Bee Fodder
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Of Interest: 
The Manuka Tree is the source of the world famous Manuka Honey which is produced when the honeybees gather the nectar from its flower. Manuka Honey can be eaten or used externally on wounds and is known to help with faster healing as well as keeping infection at bay. The honey is also very good for digestion. Essential oils are produced from the Manuka and used for their antibacterial properties.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Shrub
Small Tree
Climate: 
Cool
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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