Leptospermum lanigerum 'Silver Sheen'
(Woolly Tea Tree) Leptospermum lanigerum 'Silver Sheen' is a handsome , medium sized, evergreen shrub with dainty silver leaves and white summer flowers.
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An intriguing evergreen plant with dainty silver leaves, Leptospermum lanigerum 'Silver Sheen' is a relative of the Myrtle and is native to Australia. It has attractive, pale silver-grey leaves and reddish stems, complimented by a profusion of pretty white flowers in mid summer.
The year round, silvery foliage makes this an excellent shrub for planting as background colour in a border!
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Leptospermum lanigerum 'Silver Sheen' requires a position sheltered from cold winter winds and is not suitable for cold, exposed areas.
- Flowering Period: June - July.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Medium sized, densely branching shrub.
- Height: up to 3 m (10 ft).
- Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m)
- Growing Conditions
- Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Foliage - Blue/Silver, Flowers in Summer, Honey Fungus Resistant