Genus Species: Leptospermum sericeum
Common / Product Name: Silver Tea-Tree
Habit: MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)
Height x Width: 1.5 – 2m x 1 – 1.5m
Pruning: Prune annually
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: High
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Pink
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Medium frost tolerance temperatures as low as -5°C for short periods.
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.