Manuka

Leptospermum scoparium (manuka or kahikatoa or New Zealand tea tree) is a shrub or small tree native to New Zealand.

It is a scrub-type tree and is often one of the first species to regenerate on cleared land. It grows from 2 to 15 m tall.




It is evergreen, with dense branches and tiny leaves 7–20 mm long and 2–6 mm wide, with sharp tip. The wood is hard wood and often used for tool handle and firewood.

Manuka sawdust imparts a delicious flavour when used for smoking meats and fish. It is cultivated in New Zealand for manuka honey, produced when honeybees gather the nectar from its flowers, and for the pharmaceutical industry.

It has white flowers, sometimes pink and very rarely red. It is 1 cm in diameter, and flowering occurs in spring and early summer. The flowers are attractive to bees.

Manuka leaves can be drunk for uninary complaints and as a febrifuge. The steam from leaves boiled in water can be inhaled for head colds. A decoction can be prepared from the leaves and bark, and the warm liquid is rubbed on stiff muscles and aching joints. The emollient white gum, called pai Manuka, can be given to nursing babies and also used to treat scalds and burns. Chewing the bark is said to have a relaxing effect and it enhances sleep.




Pure essential oil Manuka oil, steam distilled from the leaves of New Zealand grown Manuka, has been used traditionally by Maori as applications for wounds, cuts, sores and skin diseases, and this traditional use has been validated in recent years with significant antimicrobial & anti-fungal activity.

 

 

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  • Manuka Seeds 200
    New Zealand Leptospermum scoparium Manuka Tea Tree Seeds (200)

    Sowing:
    • sow seeds indoor
    • sow seed half an inch deep in good draining potting mix in a seed tray, and keep moist, not water logged
    • seedlings will come up in one to four weeks depending on the temperature
    • once they have leaves they need more sunlight
    • all germinating seeds need protection from hundry slugs and foraging birds and cats
    Manuka Seeds 200
  • Ornamental Manuka Seeds 50
    New Zealand ornamental Leptospermum scoparium Manuka Tea Tree Seeds (50), small trees, white flowers, flower almost all year round.

    Sowing:
    • sow seeds indoor
    • sow seed half an inch deep in good draining potting mix in a seed tray, and keep moist, not water logged
    • seedlings will come up in one to four weeks depending on the temperature
    • once they have leaves they need more sunlight
    • all germinating seeds need protection from hundry slugs and foraging birds and cats
    Ornamental Manuka Seeds 50
  • Manuka Seeds 50

    Leptospermum scoparium Manuka Tea Tree Seeds (50)

    Sowing:

    • sow seeds indoor
    • sow seed half an inch deep in good draining potting mix in a seed tray, and keep moist, not water logged
    • seedlings will come up in one to four weeks depending on the temperature
    • once they have leaves they need more sunlight
    • all germinating seeds need protection from hundry slugs and foraging birds and cats

     

    Manuka Seeds 50
  • Manuka Seeds 100
    New Zealand Leptospermum scoparium Manuka Tea Tree Seeds (100)

    Sowing:
    • sow seeds indoor
    • sow seed half an inch deep in good draining potting mix in a seed tray, and keep moist, not water logged
    • seedlings will come up in one to four weeks depending on the temperature
    • once they have leaves they need more sunlight
    • all germinating seeds need protection from hundry slugs and foraging birds and cats

     
    Manuka Seeds 100
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