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Tregothnan is the only place outside of New Zealand to grow the Manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium), which have been recorded on the Estate since the 1880s. Tregothnan’s tea bushes (Camellia sinensis) are surrounded by Manuka plantations, in part to protect the tea from the prevailing winds due to Manuka’s thick, coarse characteristics. The Manuka bushes provide essential shelter for tea but also a delicious treat for the bees whose hives are nestled in amongst the kitchen garden.
Tregothnan’s baby Manuka plant is approximately 1-2 years old and comes complete with care notes. With the correct conditions Manuka will grow into a tall, thick hedgerow style shrub, which will be well received by the bees in your garden! Manuka flowers during mid-spring. This variety flowers with small white flowers which have a superb fragrance and flavour.