Genus Species: Leptospermum myrsinoides
Common / Product Name: Silky Tea Tree
Habit: MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)
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
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.