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Leptospermum lanigerum - Silky Tea Tree - 150 Seeds

Leptospermum lanigerum - Silky Tea Tree - 150 Seeds


A frost hardy species with silvery woolly foliage!


Myrtaceae - no shipment to Western Australia or Tasmania


Leptospermum lanigerum, commonly known as the Silky Tea Tree or Woolly Tea Tree (because of the white woolly hairs on the leaves) is normally a medium-sized to tall, sometimes pendulous, shrub to some 4m in height and occurring naturally in Tasmania and southern Victoria and eastern South Australia.

Leaves are variable in size from 4 to 15mm long and 1 to 3mm wide, foliage is also variable in colour, ranging from silvery grey to dark green.  The white, 5 petalled flowers are fairly typical of tea tree being circular (about 15mm diameter) with numerous small stamens surrounding the central stigma and these flowers are followed by small, woody fruits containing many seeds.  The fruits remain unopened until they are removed from the plant or the plant dies.

Leptospermum lanigerum is reasonably common in cultivation where the greyish foliage is an attractive feature and is a hardy shrub for moist soils in a range of climates.  Plants prefer full sun or partial shade and may be pruned severely if necessary and is frost hardy.

Propagation is easy from seed although may be slow to germinate.

This listing is for 150 fresh premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds. 

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