Manuka trees in Ireland?

fearghal o\’braoin asked 13 years ago

I’m wondering if it’s possible to grow manuka trees (Leptospermum scoparium) in Ireland or England even ? Would there be certain parts of the country that would be better – dryer, milder & less prone to frost & low temperatures. Would there be any regulations about growing an alien species like Manuka in Ireland ?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
There are, or were, many thousands of Leptospermum scoparium in the country, and have been for more than a century. mainly in mild coastal areas.

Many were killed in the winter frosts except close to the coast.