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Kunzea muelleri is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 0.90 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Australia - New South Wales and Victoria.
Heaths, especially in wet areas near bogs, at elevations up to the alpine zone.
Requires a sunny, well-drained position[
This species is hardy to about -7°c in Australian gardens[
], though this cannot be transferred direct to British gardens due to our cooler summers that often fail to fully ripen the wood, plus our longer, wetter, colder winters[
]. Plants require cool greenhouse treatment in Britain[
]. They succeed outdoors on the Isles of Scilly.
A tea substitute[