Leptospermum scoparium Coral Candy - Thesecharming close relatives of the Myrtles originated in New Zealand and over theyears have become very popular in the Uk as garden and patio plants. Modern breeding has produced an extend range of colours and flower forms. Attractive grey/green, dainty, aromatic foliage contrast beautifully against amass of vibrant round semi double coral pink flowers from April to July. Leptospermum perform best in neutral or acidic soil so it is advisable to usean ericaceous compost. They are also somewhat unusual in that while theyare hardy down to at least -15c they can be damaged by just a few degrees offrost. For this reason they should be planted outdoors in shelteredsunny locations, preferably against a south facing wall. They are idealpatio plants so can be container grown and moved in to a greenhouse orconservatory in winter. If you prefer they can be grown in a conservatoryall year round and pruned to maintain size. A beautiful plant, well worththat little extra effort! Can be used in a mixed planting or as a stand alone specimen in the garden orcan easily be grown in a pot or container. When growing in a pot or othercontainer. Use a good quality, preferably ericaceous, compost. Ensure you feedregularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients theplant requires.