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Leptospermum lanigerum

Woolly tea tree

large erect dense shrub or small tree with small white flowers. Smooth bark and often silvery new growth
originact, nsw, tas, victoria, sa
cultural notesmoderate growth rate, long lived and very hardy. Will grow in full sun or part shade in most soil conditions
maintenancemay be pruned annually to shape or tip prune to encourage bushy growth
toleratesdrought & frost
flowering seasonsummer
flower colourprolific white 5-petalled circular (15mm) flowers followed by small, woody fruits containing many seeds. The fruit remains unopened on the plant until they are removed or the plant dies.
foliage colourattractive grey oblong to narrow leaves with downy texture on new growth
widthup to 2m
heightup to 3m
plant spacing200cm apart to 400cm for specimen planting, 100-200cm for mass planting
recommended usesspecimen plant, also attractive hedging and screening and can be shaped into a more formal hedge, pond edges and bog gardens. It provides an excellent habitat for wildlife. Also excellent in controlling erosion in creeks and gullies.
plant image creditsCreative Commons License cs california

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