Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

January 21, 2010

Manuka Blossom

Filed under: Flowers — paul @ 7:35 am
Manuka Blossom

Manuka Blossom

The picture shows some similarity with the kanuka flowers, but the flowers of manuka (leptospermum scoparium) are larger (about 15mm diameter), the leaves of manuka are prickly and larger than those of kanuka. The plant is usually a shrub of up to 5 metres. Some manuka shrubs have pinkish-red flowers, and there are deep red cultivars of the species.

Read more about manuka honey and manuka oil.

This post relates to earlier posts about white patches in the bush and kanuka blossom.

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