This is the perfect time to get seeds going if planting out now. These are really good seeds (I'm getting great strike rate with them popping up outdoors in Auckland now)
Leptospermum scoparium, commonly called manuka, manuka, manuka myrtle, New Zealand teatree,broom tea-tree, or just tea tree, is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae, native to Australia and New Zealand.It is a prolific scrub-type tree and is often one of the first species to regenerate on cleared land. It is typically a shrub growing to 2–5 m (7–16 ft) tall, but can grow into a moderately sized tree, up to 15 m (49 ft) or so in height. It is evergreen, with dense branching and small leaves 7–20 mm long and 2–6 mm broad, with a short spine tip. The flowers are white, occasionally pink, 8–15 mm (rarely up to 25 mm) in diameter, with five petals.
The wood is tough and hard. It is cultivated in New Zealand for manuka honey, produced when honeybees gather the nectar from its flowers, and for the pharmaceutical industry. It's also used for carving. An essential oil, for which many medicinal claims are made, is produced by steam distillation of its leaves.
These seeds were ecosourced from Bethells Valley 2020 and grow hardy bushy manuka with plentiful white flowers.