Leptospermum ( L. scoparium 'Helene Strybing' ) Evergreen shrub Likes Well-drained, fertile, acid soil. Does best where night temperatures are cool and can tolerate full sun and dry conditions near the coast, needs summer water inland. Casual, often showy flowers year round. Sports single, slightly larger, deep pink blooms. Useful landscape structure plants, fragrant foliage. Can be used for tea, but is not very palatable. Flowers are good bee forage.