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Leptospermum myrsinoides     Common / Product Name: Silky Tea Tree

Genus Species: Leptospermum myrsinoides    

Common / Product Name: Silky Tea Tree


Available Sizes

Height x Width: 0.5m – 2.5m x 1m – 1.5m

Pruning:   Prune annually

Frost Tolerance:   High

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Adaptable

Coastal Tolerance:   High

Drought Tolerance:   High

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Yes

Flowering:  starts: Spring / ends: Summer

Flower Colour:   White

Irrigation:   No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.

Lower Temperatures: High frost tolerance. Once established temperatures as low as -6°C for short periods provided the foliage is above frost line.

Upper Temperatures: Tolerates periods of dry spells with temperatures extending from Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C for short spells.

Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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