Manuka Plant – Leptospermum Scoparium and Care Notes

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.

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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!

When does Manuka Flower?

Manuka flowers during mid-spring. This variety flowers with small white flowers which have a superb fragrance and flavour.

Manuka Honey

Tregothnan’s Manuka honey is not only extremely rare, but has a beautiful, light and floral fragrance and gleaming, golden colour. The UMF rating is trademarked by distributors in New Zealand, however the density of Tregothnan’s honey indicates the high grade of Manuka within. Manuka honey is harvested from the hives by siphoning off the multi-floral honey from the top layer, as the Manuka Honey is heavier and denser and sinks to the bottom, therefore separating itself from the multi-floral.

Manuka Health Benefits as a Tea

Manuka is reported to have numerous health benefits including:
Anti-bacterial properties
Wound health
Sore throats
Digestive issues