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Leptospermum lanigerum

Plant name: Woolly tea tree

Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees

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Origin: ACT, NSW, TAS, VICTORIA, SA

Cultural notes: moderate growth rate, long lived and very hardy. Will grow in full sun or part shade in most soil conditions

Maintenance: may be pruned annually to shape or tip prune to encourage bushy growth

Tolerates: drought & frost

Flowering season: summer

Flower colour: prolific 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 colour: attractive grey oblong to narrow leaves with downy texture on new growth

Width: up to 2m

Height: up to 3m

Plant spacing: 200cm apart to 400cm for specimen planting, 100-200cm for mass planting

Recommended uses: specimen 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.

Description: large erect dense shrub or small tree with small white flowers. Smooth bark and often silvery new growth