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Botanical Name:Leptospermum lanigerum
2 synonyms:   Leptospermum australe , Philadelphus laniger
Common Name:Woolly Teatree
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Tree (up to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Hedging
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Poorly Drained
2-6 m x 1-3 m
Foliage:Leaves may be grey-green to dark green with dense, small hairs and are generally oval-shaped to around 12 mm long.
Flowers:Masses of open white petalled flowers to 15mm wide from September to January.

A hardy ornamental shrub or small tree with fibrous bark providing attractive foliage contrast in the garden.  May be pruned to shape or to encourage bushiness.  Useful as a hedge, screening plant or for erosion control along creeks and gullies. Good habitat plant. Frost tolerant.

Birds are attracted to the insects this plant attracts. An excellent shrub for moist areas but tolerates dryer garden conditions. Attractive flowers and foliage. 

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Australian Native Plants Society
  3. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  4. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  5. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  6. Australian National Botanic Garden
  7. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

Propagation is easy from both seed and cuttings.

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