The New Zealand Tea Tree has very small leaves and large showy flowers in comparison. Many products made form the New Zealand Tea Tree have antibacterial properties, including the honey made from tea tree nectar. This beautiful tree will burst into blooms early in the spring. The Red New Zealand Tea Shrub can grow 5-6ft in the South and is cold hardy to 15*F. This plant can flower at any time,and it bursts into full flower during the early spring during the flowering climax of daffodils and jonquils. The leaves of the Red New Zealand Tea Shrub are used to make tea in many cultures. Red New Zealand Tea Shrub leaves are small rounded and densely clustered on the slender switches, and generally the leaves turn red in cold temperatures.