Leptospermum lanigerum

Woolly Tea Tree

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Attractive seed-heads, Flowers, Aromatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Carole Drake, copyright GAP Photos (225246)

Plant details

In a genus of pretty shrubs that are usually regarded as rather tender this species stands out. It is a bushy shrub with hairy foliage on reddish stems and in early summer it is covered in small, white flowers. The foliage is aromatic and attractive.

Family: Myrtaceae

Genus: Leptospermum

Species: lanigerum

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Flowers, Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 250cm

Spread: 200cm

Time to plant seeds: October to March

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