The New Zealand tea tree (Leptospermum scoparium) produces small, but striking flowers, sometimes in fairly dense clusters. As the shrub’s namesake implies, the plant is at home in New Zealand, especially in the drier coastal habitats, and also in southern Australia. And the leaves can be used to make a kind of tea.
This lovely plant is also located at the Bloedel Conservatory, along with many other exotics.
Canon Rebel XSi (450D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/40 sec, f / 4, -1/3 EV, ISO 800
Bloedel Conservatory, Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, BC
27 Jan 2010